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the goods

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the goods

noun phrase

  1. Competent and genuine; the REAL CHEESE: They told me she was the goods, and I believed them (1904+)
  2. Convincing evidence against someone: He turned himself in when he knew the cops had the goods on him (1913+)

[second sense fr goods, ''stolen property'']

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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