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Real McCoy,

the probably originally McKay, a Scotch whisky; the term now alludes to the “first or best of its kind” or “the actual one.” [Pop. Culture: Payton, 409]
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If you've ever used the expression "the real McCoy," you may be referring to Elijah McCoy.
The one big show-stopping moment-of-truth musical number, however, was the real McCoy.
Making the case for a "spaceport" at Prestwick in her Central Ayrshire constituency, the SNP's Philippa Whitford said: "For a debate as important as this, I felt that we should actually contact the real McCoy.
Next best was Hennessy's De Real McCoy which flashed out of traps and raced to a three lengths victory over Slippery Fred in 28.
The Real McCoy Home Bar & Kitchen, at 114 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225, received approval on an addition/change of class/in lieu to a license to operate as a direct shipment receiver.
Glastonbrummy is a tribute festival for those of us who missed out on the goldustlike tickets for the real McCoy.
Fellow comics were among the many to salute the St Kitts-born entertainer who first came to prominence in the 1990s' BBC series The Real McCoy.
REIGNING World Darts Champion Adrian Lewis hoped to prove he was the real McCoy when he played alongside workers from a Billingham factory.
Brian Holt's city centre manager David Hives explained: "James, whose suit is the real McCoy, had been booked to lure customers into a couple of shops in the Precinct and once he'd finished his stint he decided to pop in and see his mum.
It is authentic, it is roots, it is the real McCoy.
ON paper - which is all it is, of course - it looks the real McCoy.