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The Real McCoy 

Our boss Virgil is a very original person. He started a business from nothing, and now he's a millionaire. Although he is such a man of means, he remains a sincere, helpful person. If any of his friends needs help, he's the first to give it. He's a true friend, the real McCoy.

He does all sorts of jobs in his company, from typing out his own letters to repairing big machines. He's a jack of all trades. And he doesn't bother about keeping up with the Joneses. He doesn't care what people think of his life-style; he doesn't have to have a lot of expensive things. He still drives the old car that he bought ten years ago, and he sometimes wears jeans to work.


a man of means - состоятельный человек

the real McCoy - пример для подражания

a jack of all trades - мастер на все руки

keep up with the Joneses - не отставать от других