Definition of will the real —— please stand up in English:

will the real —— please stand up

  • informal Used rhetorically to indicate that the specified person should clarify their position or reveal their true character: he was so different from the unhappy man of a week ago—would the real Jack Lawrence please stand up?
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    • We're going to ask the question, will the real Republican Party please stand up.
    • Now, as he unwraps his directorial debut, will the real Edward Norton please stand up?
    • Will the real John Wayne please stand up?
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