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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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But a subpar season or two will not alter his status as a "sure-bet" Hall of Famer.
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Mr Done felt it was a 'sure-bet' particularly as Brexit is expected to add extra delays at the port.
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The say it's not just about mining the past for sure-bet ideas.
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After Fred allows Wessex to lose to their rival, unwittingly upsetting a sure-bet gamble, the tension and the grit rise to the surface.