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A remedy that won't fail, as in
Hard work is a sure cure for brooding
. Originating in the late 1800s as an advertising slogan (
Dr. Keck's Sure Cure for Catarrh
; first recorded in 1881), this rhyming phrase was soon extended to other matters.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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Boredom is the only sure cure for neurosis.
A sure cure for boredom: fast until you are ravenous.