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adjective as in dependable

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After all, there is only one sure-fire message that I can send by putting a Coexist sticker on the back of my car.

The Founders had a sure fire way to get out the vote: get out the beer.

The Founders had a sure-fire way to get out the vote: get out the booze.

A sure-fire draft pick turned into a 50-50 chance, and then a suspenseful wait through the final rounds of the NFL draft.

Crystal is always a sure-fire talk-show guest and he proved an ideal choice.

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

“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 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.

“The program pictures are sure-fire, I suppose,” the girl admitted.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sure-fire, such as: foolproof, certain, excellent, fail-safe, good, and infallible.

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