Definition of the genuine article in US English:

the genuine article

phrase

  • A person or thing considered to be an authentic and excellent example of their kind.

    • ‘On Tuesday, the restaurants that have passed the trading standards test were granted membership to the Surrey Curry Club, which will endorse their food as being the genuine article.’
    • ‘However, if one mark of the true artist is the willingness to take risks and to venture into uncharted territory, then Churchill is the genuine article.’
    • ‘Before Reverend Horton Heat even settles into answering questions, you quickly realize that he is the genuine article.’
    • ‘He said: ‘The public has the right to know that what they buy is the genuine article.’’
    • ‘Janice and Alison go to great lengths to ensure they sell the genuine article, which comes with a certificate of authenticity.’