the smoking gun


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the smoking gun

Fig. the indisputable sign of guilt. (Fig. on a murderer being caught just after shooting the victim.) Mr. south was left holding the smoking gun. The chief of staff decided that the the aide should be found with the smoking gun.
See also: gun, smoking
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We don't have the smoking gun, so to speak," says Dziak, but he hopes other researchers have data that could point him in the right direction.
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