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surefire

adjective sure·fire \ˈshr-ˈfī(-ə)r\

: certain not to fail : sure to be successful

Full Definition of SUREFIRE

:  certain to get successful or expected results <a surefire recipe>
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Examples of SUREFIRE

  1. The movie is a surefire hit with teenagers.
  2. There is no surefire way to predict the outcome.

First Known Use of SUREFIRE

circa 1909

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