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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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Thinking, as usual, that he would stake big on small odds which he perceived to be sure bets, he lost the bet.
The fest's website points out that the films included in the main competition 'are sure bets for viewers with cinematic concerns that go beyond the conventional.'
"About the only thing aviation industry insiders are clear on heading into 2014 is that there are very few sure bets to be had," he writes.
The Welsh side looked sure bets for a bonus-point victory after taking a 17-3 half-time lead, courtesy of tries from Richard Mustoe and Lloyd Williams, but added just three more points in the second period as the winless Italians tightened up.
Each section contains "if you enjoya" charts for reader recommendations, as well as lists of "sure bets" in each particular genre.
And financiers won because they were lending money on what seemed like two sure bets: the condo market and hotel market in Manhattan.
The sprocket opera's sections are: Sure Bets, for films with U.S.
'We have some of the best talent in the world and some youngsters who will be sure bets in this game and also this business.
Virgin Megastores don't want to give people a downer before the big day, so they also offer a list of hot songs that customers regard as sure bets for inspiring romance.
We could debate some of what follows, but most scientists would probably agree that the majority of these predictions are almost sure bets. I expect, at the very least, we'd all agree that the future is becoming increasingly unpredictable, that we are living with enormous uncertainty.
She includes samples of read-alike lists by type of fiction or nonfiction and author, and a very helpful list of "sure bets" for that pop question in the stacks.
Sure bets include Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Char lotte Gainsbourg, Anthony Hopkins and Kirk Douglas, the subject of this year's homage.
The sad answer is that at this point there are few sure bets. American Western's position paper maintains that there is "no accepted definition" of "what constitutes a biodegradable plastic bag," and that goes for biodegradable products in general.
hit ever, and Masato Harado's Japanese title "Inugami" look to be sure bets.
In some years, there are a few films that seem sure bets for a bunch of Academy Award noms ("Forrest Gump").