dead giveaway

noun

Definition of dead giveaway

: something that shows (the truth about something) clearly The camera is a dead giveaway that you're a tourist.

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“Dead giveaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20giveaway. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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