sure thing


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sure thing

n.
An outcome that is certain or assured; a certainty: "Any respectable contrarian is tempted to think a recession is a sure thing" (Floyd Norris).
interj. Informal
Of course; certainly: Sure thing, I'll be there!

sure thing

adv
(sentence substitute) chiefly US all right! yes indeed! used to express enthusiastic assent
n
something guaranteed to be successful

sure′ thing′


Informal. n.
1. something that is or should be a certain success, as a bet.
interj.
2. surely; for sure.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sure thing - something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
cert - an absolute certainty; "it's a dead cert"
ineluctability, unavoidability - the quality of being impossible to avoid or evade
inevitability, inevitableness - the quality of being unavoidable
surety - something clearly established
indisputability, indubitability, unquestionability, unquestionableness - the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt
moral certainty - certainty based on an inner conviction; "she believed in the importance of moral absolutes and moral certainty"; "the prosecutor had a moral certainty that the prisoner was guilty"
predictability - the quality of being predictable
slam dunk - something that is a sure to occur; a foregone conclusion; "predicting his success was a slam dunk"

sure thing

noun
A clearly established fact:
References in classic literature ?
Every tenant was quite sure things would be different when the reins got into his hands--there was to be a millennial abundance of new gates, allowances of lime, and returns of ten per cent.
Selecting starting pitchers in fantasy baseball is notorious for its unpredictable nature, so owners get real excited when a seemingly sure thing presents itself.
But as he unveiled Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez last night, Bartomeu said: "It is a sure thing that we will make one more signing.
I'VE often heard it said that the only sure thing in life is that we will all die.
But going the amateur route is not a sure thing, according to Jonathan Taplin, who produced "To Die For" and "Mean Streets.
NOTHING'S A SURE THING, but a reliable formula for a great punk rock album might look something like: Band members with 11 solid years of playing together + Ken Casey producing (Dropkick Murphys) + Brett Gurewitz mixing (Bad Religion) + Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) and Dicky Barret (Mighty Mighty Bosstones) on guest vocals.
I appreciate this whole seduction thing,' she tells him when he orders strawberries and Champagne, 'but let me give you a tip - I'm a sure thing.
The one sure thing that you can count on is that the farther you progress in the tournament, the more important the free throw will become.
What they did [with the Iraq war] was to strip out all the caveats from the intelligence they had and present it to the public as a sure thing.
The formation broke apart, as did almost every sure thing in this ballet.
Remember that it's always safe to begin with a sure thing.