November 11, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
the real thing /ðə ˈriːjəl ˈθɪŋ / idiom
the real thing
/ðə ˈriːjəl ˈθɪŋ /
idiom
Her grandmother's pearls are the real thing.
Her grandmother's pearls are the real thing.
Learner's 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.

  • a substitute for the real thing

  • You've done very well in your training. Let's just hope you're ready for the real thing.

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