smoking gun

smoking gun


: a piece of evidence that clearly proves who did something or shows how something happened

Full Definition of SMOKING GUN

:  something that serves as conclusive evidence or proof (as of a crime or scientific theory)

Examples of SMOKING GUN

  1. This document is the smoking gun that proves that he was lying.

First Known Use of SMOKING GUN



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