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dead cert

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dead cert

noun phrase

A certainty; a foregone conclusion; sure thing: Given Mamet's Shavian morality, it was a dead cert that one of his heroes would wind up in Hell/ Just why a dead cinch should be the securest of any, I confess I do not know (first form fr horse racing 1889+, second fr cowboys 1893+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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