slam dunk


Definition of slam dunk

1 : dunk shot
2 : sure thing the case is a slam dunk

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Other Words from slam dunk

slam-dunk \ ˈslam-​ˈdəŋk How to pronounce slam-dunk (audio) \ verb

Synonyms for slam dunk


cinch, lock, shoo-in, sure thing

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Examples of slam dunk in a Sentence

The vote proved to be a slam dunk for our side with a 24 to 5 win. There's no doubt that he's guilty. The case is a slam dunk.

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Let the record show that Zion Williamson’s first slam dunk as a New Orleans Pelican was recorded at approximately 7 p.m. on June 20. Jeff Duncan,, "With Zion at center stage, David Griffin as choreographer, Pelicans fans are ready to dance," 21 June 2019 There are also certain undeniable joys to the TV watching experience that slam dunk the NFL or NBA parallel. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: World Cup 2018 fever finds an unlikely patient," 24 June 2018 The last slam dunk came with just under a minute to play. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Ravens use Anders Gym finale to belt Angelina 96-74," 1 Mar. 2018 The decision might not be such a slam dunk anymore, given Prescott's and the Cowboys' struggles in 2017. Clarence E. Hill Jr., star-telegram, "Garropolo's $137 million deal means there's a big payday ahead for Dak Prescott," 15 Feb. 2018 When that prices reaches parity and crosses over -- some forecasts say by 2024 – choosing an electric vehicle with far lower operating costs becomes a slam dunk for many consumers., "Cap and trade: What could Oregon’s carbon policy cost you?," 19 June 2019 Featuring the iconic Starter logo in patchwork layered over Acne’s minimalistic jeans, t-shirts, shorts, and jackets, the capsule collection is seriously a slam dunk. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Acne Studios Celebrates Game 1 of the NBA Finals With a New Collab," 30 May 2019 On a first look, its new apps appear slick but aren’t a slam dunk. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Seattle Times, "Apple now wants to do pretty much everything for you, but will you save money?," 25 Mar. 2019 Cleveland’s ticket sales also were far from a slam dunk when James headed to Miami. Ben Tobin, USA TODAY, "LeBron James could hurt Cleveland restaurants, ticket sales with departure," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of slam dunk

1972, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of slam dunk was in 1972

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English Language Learners Definition of slam dunk

US, informal : something that is sure to happen or be successful

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to complain fretfully

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