smoking gun


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smoking gun

n. Informal
Something that serves as strong evidence or irrefutable proof, especially of legal liability or criminal guilt.

smoking gun

n
a piece of irrefutable incriminating evidence

smok′ing gun′


n.
indisputable proof or evidence, esp. of a crime.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smoking gun - indisputable evidence (especially of a crime)
evidence - an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear"
Translations
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