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sure-fire

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Definition of sure-fire in English:

adjective

[attributive] informal
Certain to succeed: bad behaviour is a sure-fire way of getting attention
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  • The consultant is a sure-fire way to make sure you get your hands on someone if something is broken.
  • Ever since then, the fine brains who pronounce upon these things have told us that moving to the right is a sure-fire way for Labour to win elections, but never mind.
  • It's the only sure-fire name train-wreck waiting to happen.

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