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without fail

Said of something that happens regularly and predictably with no deviations. I have passed the same woman walking her dog every day without fail for five years&mdashbut today she wasn't there. I'm really worried about her!
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without fail

for certain; absolutely. I'll be there at noon without fail. The plane leaves on time every day without fail.
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without fail

For certain, as in That check will arrive tomorrow morning without fail. This idiom today is used mainly to strengthen a statement. [Early 1700s]
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without fail

absolutely predictably; with no exception or cause for doubt.
Fail as a noun in the sense of ‘failure or deficiency’ is now only found in this phrase.
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without ˈfail

used for emphasizing that something always happens or must happen: She sends me a Christmas card every year without fail.You must be here by 8.30 without fail.
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without fail

With no chance of failure: Be here at noon without fail.
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Caray is a broadcasting legend but is perhaps best known among marginal sports fans for his throaty renditions of ``Take Me Out To The Ballgame,'' which he performed without fail every seventh inning at Wrigley Field.
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