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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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They suggested that the monkeys chose the sure bet because of uncertainty, not because that round of the game was too hard.
If we told you the sure bet in the ninth race today at Del Mar is an eight-year-old thoroughbred named Waki American, ridden by Corey Nakatiani and co-owned by Paul Lo Duca, would you consider giving us a cut of your winnings?
Americas Best Value Inn (ABVI) in Las Vegas on target to realize energy savings of 260,000 KW hours per year, as the 7th smaller hotel to benefit from Telkonet's in-room energy management solutions for the Sure Bet Program
For ABVI's Craig Leitch, Vice President of Operations, participating in the Sure Bet program and installing the Telkonet SmartEnergy system represented a sound decision.
Telkonet's involvement with the Sure Bet program represents one of a growing number of state and utility energy efficiency partnerships for the company, including Wisconsin's Focus on Energy and Cool Control Plus.
The Sure Bet Program is designed to facilitate the implementation of cost effective energy efficiency improvements in new and existing businesses throughout the state.
The Sure Bet Program May Provide Qualified Customers a Prescriptive Rebate of $20 per Horsepower on Escalators Throughout Nevada
Based on the results of these tests, Power Efficiency Corporation's technology has qualified for the Sure Bet Program.