slam dunk

noun

Definition of slam dunk

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

Other Words from slam dunk

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

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web For the most pro-Trump partisans, that’s a slam dunk. New York Times, 17 June 2021 The Trump endorsement, even in states with significant Republican power, is not a slam dunk. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 Among Bethea’s players to reach the NBA are Murray, three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford, three-time slam dunk contest winner Nate Robinson and the Houston Rockets’ Kevin Porter Jr. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Feb. 2022 Chicago All-Star Zach LaVine, a two-time slam dunk champion, takes another shot at winning the 3-point contest. oregonlive, 17 Feb. 2022 For some coaches, moving to neutral sites isn’t a slam dunk. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2022 The case still was not a slam dunk, Mr. Dunne acknowledged at the meeting. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 13 Mar. 2022 The case still was not a slam dunk, Mr. Dunne acknowledged at the meeting. New York Times, 5 Mar. 2022 NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has outlined a severe weather risk for Tuesday that includes part of Alabama: The National Weather Service in Huntsville said the threat for severe weather is not a slam dunk but will need to be watched closely. Leigh Morgan, al, 19 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of slam dunk

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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Last Updated

11 May 2022

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“Slam dunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slam%20dunk. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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