slam dunk


: sure thing
the case is a slam dunk
slam-dunk verb

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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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of slam dunk was in 1969

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“Slam dunk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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