sure thing
noun Date: 1767 one that is certain to succeed ; a sure bet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sure thing — or Sure Thing may refer to:* Certainty * The Sure Thing, a romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner * Sure Thing, a short play by David Ives * Sure Thing, a short novel by Isaac Asimov * Sure Thing, a song by Ludovic Navarre …   Wikipedia

  • sure thing — sure′ thing′ Informal. n. 1) something that is or should be a certain success, as a bet 2) surely; for sure • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • sure thing — [n] certainty all sewn up*, belief, cinch, definiteness, foregone conclusion, lock*, open and shut case*, positiveness, rain or shine*, safe bet, shoo in*, small risk, sure bet*, surefire*, surety; concepts 638,725 …   New thesaurus

  • sure thing — ► sure thing informal 1) a certainty. 2) chiefly N. Amer. certainly. Main Entry: ↑sure …   English terms dictionary

  • sure thing — ☆ sure thing n. Informal 1. something considered certain to win, succeed, etc. 2. all right; OK: used interjectionally …   English World dictionary

  • sure thing — noun something that is certain his victory is a certainty • Syn: ↑certainty, ↑foregone conclusion • Ant: ↑uncertainty (for: ↑certainty) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • sure thing — 1. {n.}, {informal} Something sure to happen; something about which there is no doubt. * /It s no fun betting on a sure thing./ 2. {adv.} Of course; certainly * /Sure thing, I ll be glad to do it for you./ Compare: FOR SURE(2), SURE ENOUGH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sure thing — 1. {n.}, {informal} Something sure to happen; something about which there is no doubt. * /It s no fun betting on a sure thing./ 2. {adv.} Of course; certainly * /Sure thing, I ll be glad to do it for you./ Compare: FOR SURE(2), SURE ENOUGH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sure\ thing — 1. noun informal Something sure to happen; something about which there is no doubt. It s no fun betting on a sure thing. 2. adv Of course; certainly Sure thing, I ll be glad to do it for you. Compare: for sure(2), sure enough …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sure thing — Synonyms and related words: OK, Roger, absolutely, all right, alright, alrighty, amen, as you say, assuredly, aye, best bet, by all means, certainly, certainty, cinch, da, dead sure thing, exactly, favorable prospect, fine, good, good chance,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sure thing — 1. something that is or is supposed to be a certain success, as a bet or a business venture: He thinks that real estate is a sure thing. 2. something assured; certainty: It s a sure thing that he ll refuse to cooperate. 3. surely; for sure; O.K.; …   Universalium

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