verb (used with object)
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Words nearby slam-dunk
Definition for slam-dunk (2 of 2)
Origin of slam dunk
OTHER WORDS FROM slam dunkslam dunker, noun
Example sentences from the Web for slam-dunk
Even as a Democrat, I am rooting for the GOP to seize this slam-dunk opportunity.To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage|Dmitri Mehlhorn|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's not entirely Meyers's fault that his first go wasn't a slam-dunk.Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night'|Kevin Fallon|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Traditionally blue Pennsylvania should be a slam-dunk for the president, but late polls showed a tightening race.Virginia, Ohio, Florida: What to Watch For on Election Night 2012|Howard Kurtz|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But not the slam-dunk with Mexican-Americans many might assume.Romney’s Safest VP Pick, Portman, Plus 9 Safeties, From Ryan to Rubio|Mark McKinnon|May 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Did anyone at the time see Jewish victory as the slam-dunk certainty that Yousef claims in retrospect?First Step to Peace: Admitting that it's Complicated|Yehudah Mirsky|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He always looks like he's about to slam-dunk your ass, and he's really into raising his voice for dramatic effect.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
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.