sure as shooting
Most certainly, as in It's going to snow tonight, sure as shooting, or That grizzly is sure as shooting going to make dinner out of us. This idiom has replaced the older sure as a gun, dating from the mid-1600s, a time when guns fired with far less certainty. [Second half of 1800s]
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Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.
In the first episode, an officer is shown video of himself shooting and killing a man.
“They sure took the Sony thing seriously,” Attkisson said dryly.Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds|Lloyd Grove|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.
Our duty is to make sure that they realize that the Prophet is not avenged.
Then one of the magter came in and Brion hesitated before shooting.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
When a man converses with himself, he is sure that he does not converse with an enemy.
I am therefore quite sure I shall be content to await his father's consent, should it not come these many years.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.Children's Ways|James Sully
He had seen the act committed, he felt sure but had made no effort whatever to stop the thief.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux