sure cure

sure cure

Something that is guaranteed to be an effective remedy for some ailment. Typically implies a treatment that is either figurative, alternative, or homemade. Here, drink this—it's a sure cure for a hangover. Arts and crafts projects are a sure cure for bored kids.
See also: cure, sure

sure cure

A remedy that won't fail, as in Hard work is a sure cure for brooding. Originating in the late 1800s as an advertising slogan ( Dr. Keck's Sure Cure for Catarrh; first recorded in 1881), this rhyming phrase was soon extended to other matters.
See also: cure, sure
References in classic literature ?
Yes, that is our trouble--we take ourselves too seriously; but Caprona should be a sure cure for that." She paused and laughed.
I've known horses like that to sell for half the price, an' I can sure cure 'em of the habit."
Many patients seek their treatment because of ignorance, financial constraints, difficult access to qualified dentists, low cost of treatment or attraction of an inexpensive fixed replacement in single visit.1,2 Patients also get attracted to dental quacks because of their deceitful publicity stating a quicker, cheaper and sure cure.3
I explained the treatment went beyond his cost expectation because it comprised multiple drugs and the service provider had given some of them as injections for five consecutive days.Many farmers all over the world go through similar situations because diarrhoea in calves has no one sure cure.
Interestingly, I've found that years of experience is no sure cure for eliminating bad judgement calls in the face of solid shooting opportunities.
And: "A sure cure for sea sickness is to sit under a tree."
A sure cure for workplace boredom is the "passion project," which educator Michael Wing says people pursue because it "adds meaning to their lives and gives them satisfaction." In a book that celebrates and demonstrates creativity, Wing writes in a kind of show-and-tell style, describing numerous projects conducted by him and others.
While this outcome is promising, it's not a sure cure for the disease.
Tractor show DVDs are a sure cure for cabin fever, and Classic Tractor Fever's latest releases are just what the doctor ordered.
Mentorship is a sure cure for both of those professional ailments.
I have been informed by friends that Vegemite works as a sure cure for overconsumption from the night before.
With all the inhuman tactics the airlines have thrown at us recently, I have a sure cure.
So I've turned to a sure cure for cabin fever blues--I'm questing.
But many times patients don't seek treatment as they feel there's no sure cure for the condition.
Penlac, a prescription nail lacquer, has been more effective for some patients but is not a sure cure.