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"the real McCoy" in British English

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the real McCoynoun [S]

uk   /ˌrɪəl məˈkɔɪ/  us   /ˌriː.əl-/
the ​original or ​bestexample of something: The ​caviar was the ​realMcCoy too - not the ​stuff we ​buy in the ​supermarket at ​home.
(Definition of the real McCoy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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the real McCoy

the ​original or ​trueperson or thing, and not a ​copy: We’ve ​seen so many ​reproductions of the Mona Lisa, but when we were in ​Paris we ​saw the real McCoy.
(Definition of the real McCoy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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