The Democrats, by dreary contrast, have no sure-fire base-getter-outer.
He vetoed an arrangement with Barbara Walters, a sure-fire venue.
The Founders had a sure-fire way to get out the vote: get out the booze.
Crystal is always a sure-fire talk-show guest and he proved an ideal choice.
After all, there is only one sure-fire message that I can send by putting a Coexist sticker on the back of my car.
That mind of his is too sure-fire to hang on so desperately to a mere dream.
“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.
“The program pictures are sure-fire, I suppose,” the girl admitted.
He could picture her glutinous satisfaction as she re-read her scenario and gloated over its sure-fire qualities.
It's a sure-fire case against you, Larry—and it'll mean five to ten years if you're caught.
Unfailing; certain to succeed, happen, etc: His election is a sure-fire thing (1901+)