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Sure thing.

Inf. I certainly will. Sue: Will you be at the reception? Bob: Sure thing. Bill: You remember my cousin, Tom, don't you? Bob: Sure thing. Hi, Tom.
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sure thing

  (American informal)
something that you say in order to agree to someone's request 'Can you give me a ride tomorrow morning?' 'Sure thing - no problem.'
See a safe bet
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sure thing

1. 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]
2. Yes indeed, certainly, as in Are you coming tonight?-Sure thing! This use of the idiom as an interjection dates from the late 1800s.
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sure thing

n. something that is absolutely certain. It’s a sure thing! You can’t lose!
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