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:
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Our heritage from the West is a sure thing. Not in my days, perhaps, or in the days of those that follow me, but they will come."
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She has been deceived, that's a sure thing. See how her dress has been torn too.
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