Definition of 'sure-fire'
Example sentences containing 'sure-fire'
The Sun (2013) The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2015)
She could certainly do with a sure-fire hit.The Sun (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Sun (2013)
And what you have is a sure-fire hit.The Sun (2016)
It was a sure-fire vote winner.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It will be a sure-fire hit.The Sun (2010)
You may come up with an idea that you think is a sure-fire winner but you need to have people to test it against.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
WANT a sure-fire way to make dosh?The Sun (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2014) The Sun (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Either way, this would be a sure-fire political winner.Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2006)
At that time, high prices made oil look like a sure-fire winner.The Sun (2016)
Packed with feelgood pop, this is another sure-fire hit.The Sun (2011)
Meanwhile, zingy orange heels and quirky accessories will transform any outfit into a sure-fire hit.The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2009)
With oil prices creeping back up, the main parties would do well to make manifesto commitments to keeping duty low if they want a sure-fire vote winner.The Sun (2015)
Definition of sure-fire from the Collins English Dictionary
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