the real thing

noun

Definition of the real thing

: something that is genuine and not a copy or imitation : something that is truly valuable or important
  • The diamond turned out to be the real thing.
  • You've done very well in your training. Let's just hope you're ready for the real thing.

Word by Word Definitions

real play
  1. : having objective independent existence

  2. : not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory : genuine

  3. : occurring or existing in actuality

  1. : very, really

  1. : a real thing

  1. : the basic monetary unit of Brazil — see Money Table

  2. : a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal

  1. : a former monetary unit and coin of Spain and its possessions

thing play
  1. : an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

  3. : a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity


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