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Origin of slam dunk
OTHER WORDS FROM slam dunkslam dunker, noun
Words nearby slam dunk
Definition for slam dunk (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for slam dunk
With Macy's level of experience—with kernel coding and network stacks in particular—the project looked like a slam dunk.Buffer overruns, license violations, and bad code: FreeBSD 13’s close call|Jim Salter|March 26, 2021|Ars Technica
That may be, but experts say that “similarities” to other attacks is hardly a slam dunk.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bar also claims that it hosted the first-ever poetry slam 28 years ago.
And the information that the FBI has presented so far strikes many experts as hardly a slam dunk against Pyongyang.
Apparently, 2016 is not shaping up as a Democratic slam dunk.
What it did do was drag him down, as though my shot had dropped him into the dunk tank at the state fair.
She glanced uneasily at Gwynne and fancied she could hear him slam the lid of his breeding upon a supercilious sputter.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Expectantly I follow his movements; I recognize the vigorous slam of the door and the click of the spring lock.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Something in the way she said it made it sound like a little slam on the boss, and of course I wasn't going to stand for that.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
Into the hut bounded Frank, and the door went to with a slam.Frank Merriwell's Bravery|Burt L. Standish
After eating the supper Madge prepared for him, he shuffled out, permitting the kitchen door to slam behind him.The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for slam dunk
Idioms and Phrases with slam dunk
A forceful, dramatic move, as in That indictment was a slam dunk if ever there was one. This expression is also often put as a verb, slam-dunk, meaning “make a forceful move against someone,” as in This is a great chance for us to slam-dunk the opposition. The idiom comes from basketball, where it refers to a dramatic shot in which the ball is thrust into the basket from above the rim. It was transferred to other activities from about 1980 on.