slam dunk

noun

Definition of slam dunk

2 :sure thing
  • the case is a slam dunk

slam-dunk

play \ˈslam-ˈdəŋk\ verb

Examples of slam dunk in a Sentence

  1. The vote proved to be a slam dunk for our side with a 24 to 5 win.

  2. There's no doubt that he's guilty. The case is a slam dunk.

First Known Use of slam dunk

1972

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SLAM DUNK Defined for English Language Learners

slam dunk

noun

Definition of slam dunk for English Language Learners

  • : something that is sure to happen or be successful


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