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Example sentences from the Web for sure thing
Just ask Eddie Murphy, who lost his “sure-thing” Oscar following back-to-back dud speeches for Dreamgirls.The SAG Awards Best Speeches…And What They Mean for Oscar|Kevin Fallon|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Turns out McCain took the right-leaning pro-Israel world's sure-thing, and cast it aside.
The passage of health-care reform will suddenly shift from sure-thing to nail-biter.
I wouldnt put it over on a friend—not for no amount; because its a sure-thing proposition.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
One day a man named "Muir," a mean, sure-thing grafter, came to the stir on a visit to some of his acquaintances.The Autobiography of a Thief|Hutchins Hapgood
The community pays the bill for the benefit of the sure-thing gambler.Exempting the Churches|James F. Morton. Jr.
The offices were raided and sure-thing gambling devices valued at $5,000 seized and destroyed.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World|Clifton R. Wooldridge
It drew tin horns and sure-thing gamblers as fresh meat draws flies.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
British Dictionary definitions for sure thing
Idioms and Phrases with sure thing
a sure thing. A certainty, as in Making the bestseller list has been a sure thing for Stephen King. This usage originally alluded to a bet that one could not lose. [First half of 1800s]
Yes indeed, certainly, as in Are you coming tonight?—Sure thing! This use of the idiom as an interjection dates from the late 1800s.