sure bet


: the one who is certain (to do something)
He's a sure bet to receive the award.

Examples of sure bet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even in heavily Democratic New York, no ballot measure is a sure bet. Claire Fahy, New York Times, 18 May 2024 With higher education no longer a sure bet, college-age students should consider better uses of their time and money, such as meme stocks or becoming ski bums. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 17 May 2024 In good times and bad, San Diego beer is a sure bet. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 May 2024 Meanwhile, horror movies — which until recently were the studios’ one sure bet — are suffering from oversaturation. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 Set to turn 29 in September, Corbett’s move to the middle isn’t a sure bet. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 23 Apr. 2024 Alternate world order While the Russian election was no contest, Putin’s ability to maintain his iron grip on power and reach this point without a defeat in Ukraine has not been a sure bet. Simone McCarthy, CNN, 17 Mar. 2024 So this week’s announcement of the 25th Anniversary Edition of the highly coveted bourbon seems like a sure bet to achieve instant unicorn status. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2024 All of which made the show’s arrival in China maybe not as tricky as a prison escape, but certainly not a sure bet. Claire Fu, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2024

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“Sure bet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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