sure thing


Definition of sure thing

: one that is certain to succeed : a sure bet

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he's a sure thing for the promotion: he's the most qualified candidate by far
Recent Examples on the Web But, at its heart, the movie explores the inability to walk away from a sure thing that makes a movie anyone who believes in luck. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 30 Apr. 2022 But after years toiling in a publishing landscape that hasn’t always paid much attention to Black women, nothing feels like a sure thing. Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2022 However, since the Haslams took over in October 2012, there have been two one-and-done coaches — Rob Chudzinski in 2013 and Freddie Kitchens in 2019 — so continuity never feels like a sure thing. Marla Ridenour, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2022 After all, big losses on what seemed almost like a sure thing carries professional risk too, like losing clients. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2021 Odds that make the Powerball jackpot look like a sure thing. Michael Nesset, Star Tribune, 25 Nov. 2020 But avoiding an outright contraction is far from a sure thing. Rich Miller,, 27 Mar. 2022 For the ambitious 62-year-old media titan, success is not a sure thing. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 If Zelensky's government is toppled or goes into exile, or a long war devastates the Ukrainian economy, repayment would not be a sure thing. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sure thing

1767, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sure thing was in 1767

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14 May 2022

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“Sure thing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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