follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

sure thing

noun
1.
something that is or is supposed to be a certain success, as a bet or a business venture:
He thinks that real estate is a sure thing.
2.
something assured; certainty:
It's a sure thing that he'll refuse to cooperate.
3.
surely; for sure; O.K.; roger (often used as an interjection).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for sure-thing

sure thing

adverb
1.
(sentence substitute) (mainly US) all right! yes indeed! used to express enthusiastic assent
noun
2.
something guaranteed to be successful
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for sure-thing

sure as you're a foot high

adverb phrase

sure as shooting (1930s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with sure-thing

sure thing

.
a sure thing. A certainty, as in Making the bestseller list has been a sure thing for Stephen King. This usage originally alluded to a bet that one could not lose. [ First half of 1800s ]
.
Yes indeed, certainly, as in Are you coming tonight?—Sure thing! This use of the idiom as an interjection dates from the late 1800s.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sure thing

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sure

4
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with sure-thing