sure-fire

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See also: surefire

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Etymology[edit]

sure +‎ fire, originally used to denote the efficacy of firearms (rifles) to fire.

Adjective[edit]

sure-fire (comparative more sure-fire, superlative most sure-fire)

  1. guaranteed to work
    That hat should be a sure-fire way to spot him in a crowd.

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