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sure bet

1. Something that is certain to occur. Based on his grades, it's a pretty sure bet that Harry won't be able to graduate on time.
2. A person or thing that is certain to be good or successful. Considering her high scoring average, she's a sure bet for the bowling team.
See also: bet, sure

sure bet

 and sure thing
a certainty; something that is sure to take place. Of course, this land will become valuable in a few years. It's a sure thing!
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About the only thing aviation industry insiders are clear on heading into 2014 is that there are very few sure bets to be had," he writes.
The Welsh side looked sure bets for a bonus-point victory after taking a 17-3 half-time lead, courtesy of tries from Richard Mustoe and Lloyd Williams, but added just three more points in the second period as the winless Italians tightened up.
The sprocket opera's sections are: Sure Bets, for films with U.
Sure Bets include fest finale "Lies and Alibis," a dramedy starring Steve Coogan and Rebecca Romijn.
And that was exactly the feeling Mick Jagger and his self-mythologizing sidekicks imparted in a two-hour, hits-packed set that saw dancing in the aisles and singing in the stands as a multigenerational mix soaked in the sheer professionalism of one of the concert industry's few sure bets.
We have some of the best talent in the world and some youngsters who will be sure bets in this game and also this business.
In some years, there are a few films that seem sure bets for a bunch of Academy Award noms ("Forrest Gump").
This year, there are many strong possibilities for Academy Award noms, but nothing is a sure bet.
Visor handheld computers and all the related accessories are sure bets to be hot gift items this Father's Day.
The likely five in this category include sure bets Jack Nicholson (``Schmidt'') and Daniel Day-Lewis (``Gangs''), with Jack probably winning a precedent-setting fourth Oscar.
This is being done for the best of reasons, so Moore won't be competing against herself in ``Far From Heaven,'' for which she's a sure bet to get nominated.
TEXAS SHUFFLE: Oakland bluesman Rusty Zinn's fiery fretwork and soulful vocals are among the West Coast club scene's sure bets.
LAS VEGAS - There are no sure bets in Las Vegas, and no one knows it better than those behind the hotels and casinos here.
Loved the movie - feel Winona and co-star Angelina Jolie are practically sure bets for Oscar nominations in the drama Sony will unveil in late December.
The film's cinematographer John Seale and editor Walter Murch look like sure bets.