the real McCoy
Meaning: You can say something is the real McCoy if it's genuine, and not a fake or a copy.
- You only paid $50 for a Gucci handbag? Well it's obviously not the real McCoy then, is it.
- The duck liver pate was the real McCoy. It tasted so much better than the stuff in tins they call duck liver pate back home.
I know my new Rolex is the real McCoy because