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Definitely; for certain. A: "How many people are coming to dinner tonight?" B: "I can't say for sure—my family tends to just show up without responding to invitations." Oh, I'll be there, for sure—I'm just running a little late.
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for certain. I will be there for sure. Sally: Are you ready to go? Bob: For sure. Sally: Then, let's go.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
for ˈsure(informal) definitely: ‘What time will you be here?’ ‘I don’t know for sure yet.’ ♢ I’ll be there for sure; don’t worry.
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phr. absolutely. (The same as fer shur.) I’ll be there, for sure.
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Certainly; unquestionably: We'll win for sure.
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Certainly, without doubt; also, I agree. This seemingly modern phrase dates from the late 1500s, at least in the first sense. John Milton used it in Paradise Regained (1671), “Now, now, for sure deliverance is at hand.” The second sense is somewhat more recent, and is often put as that’s for sure. C. Bonington had it in Annapurna South Face (1971), “We can’t do it in the next two days.—That’s for sure.”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer