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The real McCoy the real thing, the genuine article; it is suggested that this originated from the phrase the real Mackay, an advertising slogan used by G. Mackay and Co, whisky distillers in Edinburgh in 1870. The form McCoy appears to be of US origin.

real presence in Christian theology, the actual presence of Christ's body and blood in the Eucharistic elements.


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