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smoking gun

indisputable proof or evidence of a crime.
Origin of smoking gun
1970-75 Unabridged
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smoking gun

a piece of irrefutable incriminating evidence
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Attractive; good-looking; desirable; cool, hot: What's smokin' in collectibles? Tobacco jars!/ That is a smokin' car

[1980s+; a synonym of hot]

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

Something that serves as indisputable evidence or proof, especially of a crime. For example, There is no smoking gun in the Oval Office; the President had no role in tampering with the evidence. This expression alludes to the smoke coming from a recently discharged firearm, a normal occurrence until the invention of smokeless powder. [ Mid-1900s ]
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