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sure-fire

or sure·fire (sho͝or′fīr′)
adj. Informal
Bound to be successful or perform as expected: a sure-fire solution to the problem.

sure-fire

adj
(usually prenominal) informal certain to succeed or meet expectations; assured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sure-fire - certain to be successful; "a sure-fire way to get rich"
successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"

sure-fire

adjective
Informal. Such as could not possibly fail or disappoint:
Translations

sure-fire

[ˈʃʊəˈfaɪəʳ] ADJ [way] → seguro; [method] → infalible
a sure-fire successun éxito seguro
he's a sure-fire winnertiene el éxito asegurado

sure-fire

[ˈʃʊəˌfaɪəʳ] adj (fam) (winner, success) → sicuro/a
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