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be real

Slang definitions & phrases for be real

be real

interjection

An exhortation to be sane and sensible: John, are you going fishing this weekend? Be real, Smitty, I have to study for a test (1980s+ College students)

get real

interjection

An exhortation to be sensible, to eschew illusion: ''I'll trade them for your Reuben Kincaid sleep goggles.'' ''Get real, pal''/ Be real, Smitty, I have to study for a test/ What other city has both a large number of Quaker activists and a dreadlocked black cult whose house the city has bombed? Get real (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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