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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
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.