In real life (used in video games, online contexts, etc. to refer to social interaction in the physical world)
- ‘a lot of us have never met each other IRL, but we all share this common bond’
The Republic of Ireland (international vehicle registration).
- ‘Your car probably already has an IRL euronumberplate and many of the other items - on sale at exorbitant rates - are merely recommended, not mandatory.’
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