sure bet

sure bet

1. Something that is certain to occur. Based on his grades, it's a pretty sure bet that Harry won't be able to graduate on time.
2. A person or thing that is certain to be good or successful. Considering her high scoring average, she's a sure bet for the bowling team.
See also: bet, sure

sure bet

 and sure thing
a certainty; something that is sure to take place. Of course, this land will become valuable in a few years. It's a sure thing!
See also: bet, sure
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There is never a sure bet in business but this place give you great opportunity and little risk.
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But it's such a sure bet, if they don't I'll buy you all a drink
They suggested that the monkeys chose the sure bet because of uncertainty, not because that round of the game was too hard.
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He was 16-0-1 with nine knockouts and, because he is both a southpaw and, at 5-foot-10, a very tall featherweight, Guerrero appeared a sure bet to win a major championship.
It was a sure bet, money in the bank, should anyone have been so foolish to bet otherwise.
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