sure of (oneself)

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sure of (oneself)

Very self-confident. You can't go into that interview wondering if you're good enough for the job—if you're sure of yourself, the interviewer will be sure of you, too. A: "Well, Tammy's very sure of himself, isn't she?" B: "Yeah, we've never needed to worry about her succeeding in life."
See also: of, sure
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sure of oneself

Self-confident, as in Now that Mary's graduated she's much more sure of herself. This expression uses sure in the sense of "confident" or "secure," a usage dating from the mid-1400s.
See also: of, sure
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ˈsure of yourself

(sometimes disapproving) very confident: She seems very sure of herself.
See also: of, sure
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References in classic literature ?
"Yes, perhaps they do," said East; "there's a new set you see, mostly, who don't feel sure of themselves yet.
If the Leavers are that sure of themselves they have nothing to fear.
In Cambridge, I see Welsh students arrive, grow and succeed, despite not having been sure of themselves when applying at school.
They are middle-aged, white, wealthy, and sure of themselves. A bit like a mirror, the truth be told (although I am younger, am I not?) We were all there for the Dead Ringers programme, where voice actors imitate famous voices in politics.
"But Farage and his people are now so sure of themselves that they don't even pretend to know the answers.
Someone is using their power to intimidate others and some people aren't as sure of themselves as they look.
She observed many women are not entirely sure of themselves so they tend to hold back in the workplace or job interviews because they're not sure of the timing.
This God did not often seek servants among the powerful because they are too sure of themselves, too quick to dominate.
Children ages 3-8 will join Benjamin Birdie and his tree-dwelling friends as they learn to believe in themselves, all while seeing just how important it is to be there for a friend when they're not feeling sure of themselves. Sometimes a friend is all you need to find confidence and courage to soar to new, spectacular heights!
I don't think that is what democracy is all about; and if the party in power and the president are so sure of themselves, they are so sure that they have done well for the people -though I am not so sure of that - it should be through this kind of road.
Only women who are sure of themselves are able to tackle such adventure.
Joel Dawes was bowled over in the penalty area and Ben Haywood despatched the resulting penalty and at 1-3 Highfields were not quite as sure of themselves. The visitors began to show uncertainty in the heart of their defence and Kyle Dawes took full advantage to make it 2-3 from close range.
They were loud and they were sure of themselves and they were wrong.