sure-fire

[ shoo r-fahyuh r, shur- ]SEE DEFINITION OF sure-fire
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“The program pictures are sure-fire, I suppose,” the girl admitted.

That mind of his is too sure-fire to hang on so desperately to a mere dream.

"Sure-fire hit," Mr. Rooney pronounced, as he spat on the stage floor behind the curtain.

“No amateur screen actress—and that is all Wonota is as yet—is ever a ‘sure-fire hit’, as you call it,” said the practical Ruth.

It's a sure-fire case against you, Larry—and it'll mean five to ten years if you're caught.

He could picture her glutinous satisfaction as she re-read her scenario and gloated over its sure-fire qualities.

It's a sure-fire cinch she'll never give you one of them salutes she hints at when she comes home ef she knows you backed out.

Pratts Lice Salve is a sure-fire lice killer in another form.

Even the apparently "sure-fire" one may deliver a disturbing kick to its perpetrator.

WORD ORIGIN

also sure-fire, by 1864, American English, from sure + fire (v.). Originally of rifles.

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