the real McCoy
The best of its kind, the real thing: “That homemade pizza was the real McCoy.” The source of this expression is the story of a famous prizefighter named McCoy. He had so many imitators that no one was sure which was the real one.
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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It was not until later days that Malcolm knew the real nature of the scene through which he rode.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was in the college stage that most of us made out our religion and made it real for ourselves.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The real experience has a magnetism of its own and will win above mere technicality whenever it has the opportunity.
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Also, the McCoy. The genuine thing, as in That painting's not a reproduction—it's the real McCoy. This idiom has a disputed origin, but the most likely source is its use to distinguish welterweight champion “Kid McCoy,” the name used by Norman Selby (1873-1940), from other boxers using his name to capitalize on his popularity. [c. 1900]