damned sure

damned sure

Absolutely certain. We'll have our work cut out for us, that's for damned sure! I'm going to make damned sure nothing like this happens again. This is a risky move. You'd better be damned sure it will work.
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No celebrations, no preening -- United's players don't expect garlands for doing what is expected of them -- and they're damned sure they are going to take anything for granted in this marathon slog of a Championship season.
Not Ashleigh, that's for damned sure. She wraps her legs around Luke's face and purrs: "Don't you start doing stuff like that on national television."
Perhaps she deserved to lose her children, but I'm damned sure she was a better mother than the woman who was allowed to leave her baby to die in front of a gas fire.
"And I promise you, I'm going to make damned sure one of my girls wins."
"People want the economy rescued, but they damned sure do not want to rescue those they hold responsible, especially if the undeserving victims continue to lose their homes and livelihoods"
And I decided that I would never again criticise Lamps for trying to wring every last penny out of his club and make damned sure that, at the end of his playing career, he'll never need to work again.
If there is to be major change we must be damned sure we get it right.
"We still have to go to Easter Road and won't be giving up and I will make damned sure nobody else does."
IF you really wanted that relationship to work, you would have made damned sure you got what you wanted - family interference or not.
'Every player needs that sort of challenge, otherwise things become too comfortable and if I'm not playing in the first match on Saturday, I'll be making damned sure I play in the next one.'
"My father said to me, 'Never be sorry about the job you didn't do, but be damned sure you are not sorry about the job you did do,'" he recalled.
I'm damned sure I wouldn't get paid if I wasn't at my desk for three months, yet Jim McLaughlin hadn't been to a town hall meeting for more than three months and still claimed his full year of expenses.
Say the government really got tough, and sent in the Marines to audit and secure every one of these theoretical escape hatches, making damned sure no extra charges were imposed to compensate for the now illegal ATM fees.
And I have to question what it is you've been doing all this time." Not learning to skate, that's for damned sure.
Let's keep that memory alive and make damned sure we're back in Europe next season.
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