- real life
- N-UNCOUNT: usu in NIf something happens in real life, it actually happens and is not just in a story or in someone's imagination.
In real life men like Richard Gere don't marry street girls...
Children use fantasy to explore worrying aspects of real life.Ant:fiction, fantasyADJ: ADJ nReal life is also an adjective.
...a real-life horror story.
English dictionary. 2008.