the real McCoy


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the real McCoy

The real or genuine article; apparently from a famous boxer who had many imitators claiming to be the real individual.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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Remembering such a pivotal moment on the RHLSTP podcast, Kay, 68, recalls: "Ruth and James were the real McCoy. I had seen James on an ad where he played the Tango boy in the background.
A That may well be the real McCoy, er, Mr McCoy, but even Del Boy would admit this isn't going to make you a millionaire by this time next year.
Lee McCoy He looked like the real McCoy when finishing fourth in the 2016 Valspar Championship as an amateur but he broke his wrist in a car accident the following November.
Professor Uwe Bunz, of Heidelberg University in Germany, said "You start with a sample that you know is the real McCoy.
"Because Wick already is known in the community and has had success with Purple Smile and his son has the Real McCoy, people were favorable to his proposal."
"I was out campaigning today but recorded Sandown to get one last glimpse of the real McCoy."
And you won't find anyone confusing Morgan Freeman with anyone else because his waxwork looks just like the real McCoy.
Glastonbrummy is a tribute festival for those of us who missed out on the gold dust-like tickets for the real McCoy further south.
* The Real McCoy Rum has added two new barrel-aged expressions to its lineup: a 3-year-aged and a 12-year-aged rum.
The Real McCoy 3- year and 12-year aged rums are available in 750 ml for an suggested retail prices of $19.99 and $44.99, respectively, while the 5-year-aged expression, launched earlier this year, is priced at $28.99.
REIGNING World Darts Champion Adrian Lewis hoped to prove he was the real McCoy when he played alongside workers from a Billingham factory.
It is thought that the expression "the real McCoy" originated from his name.

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