sure as shooting

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(as) sure as shooting

With utmost certainty; quite definitely. (That is, as sure as a gun is to fire when its trigger is pressed.) It had to have been Mike who leaked our plans to the press, sure as shooting! Come into a great fortune and, as sure as shooting, the number of those who would be your friend increases tenfold.
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sure as shooting

Most certainly, as in It's going to snow tonight, sure as shooting, or That grizzly is sure as shooting going to make dinner out of us. This idiom has replaced the older sure as a gun, dating from the mid-1600s, a time when guns fired with far less certainty. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: shoot, sure

sure as shooting

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sure as shootin'

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
People say sure as shooting or sure as shootin' to emphasize that they are certain about something. Sure as shooting, someone will tell me what I've chosen is wrong. It's not the best computer, but it's sure as shootin' not the worst.
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When Cheyenne chief Minimic sent his wife, Shootin Buffalo, a fan and parasol from a Saint Augustine store, she acknowledged receipt with a drawing depicting an Indian woman under a gun and buffalo head, signifying herself, holding the gifts under an eagle's head, her husband's zoomorphic image.
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