danged sure

danged sure

Absolutely certain. "Danged" is a milder substitute for "damned." We'll have our work cut out for us, that's for danged sure! I'm going to make danged sure nothing like this happens again. This is a risky move. You'd better be danged sure it will work.
See also: dang, sure
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Frank Fellone, the Democrat-Gazette's deputy managing editor, said the newspaper couldn't trace the source of the item, which appeared in the section's "Tidbits" column, but he's "pretty danged sure" it came from wire services like the rest of the column items.