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English definition of “the real deal”

the real deal

noun [S] uk   informal us  
someone or something that is very good and has all the qualities that people say they have: His performance proved he's the real deal.People having good qualitiesGood and excellent things the facts about something: The booklet gives you the real deal on smoking.Information and messages
(Definition of the real deal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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