Meaning of “in the flesh” in the English Dictionary

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"in the flesh" in British English

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in the flesh

in real life, and not on TV, in a film, in a picture, etc.:

I've seen her perform on television, but never in the flesh.

(Definition of “in the flesh” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in the flesh" in American English

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in the flesh

physically in front of you:

I’ve seen her perform on television, but never in the flesh.

(Definition of “in the flesh” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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