from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Bound to be successful or perform as expected: a sure-fire solution to the problem.
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- adj. certain to work
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- adj. certain to be successful
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Blasting Arabs is a sure-fire way to win back the hearts of France's rightwing voters.
These folks insisted they had a sure-fire machine.
Here, then, are my five sure-fire steps for becoming a successful entrepreneur, even during hard times: 1. Identify The Problem: What bothers you?
With triple-A titles like Street Fighter IV already dominating much of gamers precious time and even more stellar titles on the horizon, Killzone 2 better bring something special when it release at the end of this week or else it will be buried by other sure-fire blockbusters.
A sure-fire way to give a gift with impact is to choose something different and unusual.
If you start with the pronouncement, "I'll never eat chocolate again" or "I'll never smoke again," that's a sure-fire way to guarantee failure.
I thought this would be a sure-fire remedy for my Valentine's Day blues.
Still blessed with a powerful voice, McBride takes pride in her rebirth and this latest baby, an assortment of tasteful and playful tunes that bring out the showgirl in the shy but sure-fire soprano.
Stir in Colin (Colin McPhillamy) and Jack (Ray Chambers), the not-at-all-complaisant husbands of Kathryn and Tamsin, and Simeon (David Bishins), the farmer with whom Monica is now living, and you've got a sure-fire recipe for a frenetically complicated farce.
The mutant form is treated with antiviral medications, but there's no sure-fire cure.