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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No bet is ever a sure bet, and money is lost thinking 'this could be the one big win'.
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And it's a pretty sure bet an ordinary office worker would've been fired in the same circumstances without a golden goodbye.
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If an actor putting himself through hell equals awards glory, Leonardo Di Caprio's t be a sure bet to lift a whole armful of gongs following's triumph at the weekend's Golden Globes ceremony.
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