(as) sure as I'm standing here

Definition of (as) sure as I'm standing here

US, informal

  1. —used to say that one believes that something is certainly true, will happen, etc. <They may claim that this was a surprise to them, but as sure as I'm standing here, they planned it all along.>

Word by Word Definitions

sureplay
  1. :  safe from danger or harm

    :  firmly established :  steadfast

    :  reliable, trustworthy

  1. :  surely

standingplay
  1. :  not yet cut or harvested

    :  upright on the feet or base :  erect

    :  not flowing :  stagnant

  1. :  a place to stand in :  location

    :  a position from which one may assert or enforce legal rights and duties

    :  length of service or experience especially as determining rank, pay, or privilege

hereplay
  1. :  in or at this place

    :  now

    :  in an arbitrary location

  1. : used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

    : used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

  1. :  this place


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