smoking-gun

smoking gun

noun
indisputable proof or evidence of a crime.

Origin:
1970–75

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smoking gun
 
n
a piece of irrefutable incriminating evidence

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smoking gun definition


  1. n.
    the indisputable sign of guilt. : The chief of staff decided that the admiral should be found with the smoking gun.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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