: certain to have a favorable result, performance, or reception : surefire
a can't-miss prospect

Examples of can't-miss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The photo gallery ahead will give you a look at every can't-miss outfit from the week, all in one place. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 All the can't-miss looks on your favorite stars at this week's most major events, including Taraji P. Henson's strapless, sequin dress Taraji P. Henson made L.A. dazzle in a sequin dress while Millie Bobby Brown lit up N.Y.C. in a plated gown and Ellie Goulding displayed her abs in London. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 All the can't-miss looks on your favorite stars at this week's most major events, including Brie Larson's early-aughts dress with a modern-day twist The weekend kicked off with the glamorous stars at the 2024 SAG Awards, and the party just kept on going! Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024 Keep scrolling to check out the other can't-miss deals from the long weekend savings event that are available exclusively for Prime members. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 18 Feb. 2024 Read on for 47 can't-miss Presidents' Day sales for travelers—from luggage and bags to mattresses and outdoor gear. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Feb. 2024 All the can't-miss looks on your favorite stars at this week's most major events, including Jennifer Lopez's nod to Old Hollywood glamour in Dubai Stars dressed to impress across the globe for a slew of red carpet events this weekend. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 There’s the cordless Dyson V8 that’s $120 off (and selling out fast), and for those who want to press a button and let magic happen, this Shark AI Robot Floor Vacuum is a can't-miss buy at 46 percent off. Amber Love Bond, Travel + Leisure, 10 Feb. 2024 Apart from the stellar food and wine scene, which is expected from a destination like Italy, a can't-miss part of going to Lecce is the sparkling sea of the Salento Peninsula. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 3 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of can't-miss was in 1975

Cite this Entry

“Can't-miss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can%27t-miss. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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