no doubt

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no doubt

  1. Probably, most likely, as in No doubt you've heard the news about Mother. [Early 1300s]

  2. Also, without doubt or a doubt. Certainly, without question, as in He's guilty, no doubt, but he doesn't deserve such a long sentence, or That basketball player is without doubt the tallest man I've ever seen. [Early 1300s] Also see beyond a doubt.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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