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surefire

[shoo r-fahyuh r, shur-] /ˈʃʊərˌfaɪər, ˈʃɜr-/
adjective
1.
sure to work; foolproof:
a surefire moneymaking scheme.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; sure + fire
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Examples for surefire
  • In conclusion, there doesn't seem to be an absolutely surefire way to prevent these employees from jumping ships.
  • Xenon is a surefire element that is present if nuclear fission has occurred.
  • Anyway, for anyone really worried about being tracked, this is a surefire approach for now.
  • But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science.
  • One surefire way for money to provide happiness appears to be to spend it on other people.
  • Brazelton had told me about a surefire game he sometimes plays with newborns.
  • The quest for surefire methods in the art of interrogation has been long, ugly, and generally fruitless.
  • Add talking robots to the mix, and you've got yourself a surefire blockbuster.
  • Cutting taxes is usually a surefire political winner.
  • The result: a simple, surefire way to detect impurities in pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies.

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