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be a dead cert

slang To be likely to do a certain thing or to succeed in a particular area. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Sally is the most qualified candidate by far, so she's a dead cert for the promotion.
See also: cert, dead

a dead ˈcert

(informal) a person or thing that is certain to win, succeed, etc: ‘Would you ever bet money on a horse?’ ‘No, not unless it was a dead cert.’
Dead here means complete or total. Cert is a short form of certainty.
See also: cert, dead
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