If something is sure-fire, it is certain to succeed. ('Surefire' is also used.)

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  • sure-fire — or sure·fire (sho͝orʹfīrʹ) adj. Informal Bound to be successful or perform as expected: a sure fire solution to the problem. * * * …   Universalium

  • sure-fire — sure ,fire adjective certain to be successful: a sure fire way to make new friends …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sure-fire — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ certain to succeed …   English terms dictionary

  • sure-fire — adjective certain to be successful a sure fire way to get rich • Similar to: ↑successful * * * sureˈ fire adjective (informal) Infallible • • • Main Entry: ↑sure * * * sure fire UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sure Fire — Infobox Film name = Sure Fire image size = caption = director = John Ford producer = writer = George C. Hull Eugene Manlove Rhodes narrator = starring = Hoot Gibson music = cinematography = Virgil Miller editing = distributor = Universal Film… …   Wikipedia

  • sure-fire — also surefire ADJ: ADJ n A sure fire thing is something that is certain to succeed or win. [INFORMAL] If something s a sure fire hit then Radio One will play it. ...a surefire best seller. Syn: guaranteed …   English dictionary

  • sure-fire — /ˈʃɔ faɪə / (say shaw fuyuh) adjective Colloquial certain to succeed; assured: a sure fire winner for tomorrow s race. {US English (1900s) sure + fire (def. 15) …  

  • sure-fire — adjective certain to work That hat should be a sure fire way to spot him in a crowd …   Wiktionary

  • sure-fire — adj. Sure fire is used with these nouns: ↑recipe, ↑way …   Collocations dictionary

  • Sure-fire — certain to succeed; assured: He is a sure fire winner for tomorrow s race …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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