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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."
We need to shout as loudly as we have done for the animals to make sure cures are found for these diseases.
She includes a list of useful organizations and the Good Publications Practice guidelines, both of which are sure cures for those shaking hands.
I don't have any sure cures, but here are some of the things that have worked for me.
genocides occur when leaders with 'sure cures' for `national problems' ram new ideas down the citizens' throats....
"Moses was a good sanitarian," Chapman observed, "and if circumcision was more generally practised at the present day, I believe that we would hear far less of the pollutions and indiscretions of youth; and that our daily papers would not be so profusely flooded with all kinds of sure cures for loss of manhood."(18)