(a) sure thing


1. an absolute certainty or not a problem






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trust me, it's a sure thing

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This informal expression is quite versatile. It can be used to say that something is a guaranteed success, similar to 'nailed it,' to express enthusiastically that you will certainly do something that has been asked of you, in a similar way to 'of course!' and also to let somebody know that something is/was not a problem, 'sure thing' is usually said in response to a 'thank you.' Its versatility means that it is commonly used in both a social and professional context.

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  1. Person A: "Can you give me a hand to clean the room up a bit?" Person B: "Sure thing. I'm ready whenever you are."
  2. You should put your money on that horse in the race tomorrow. Trust me, it's a sure thing!
  3. Person A: "I really appreciate you loaning me that money. It really got me out of a jam." Person B: "Sure thing! I'm always happy to help."

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  1. The negotiations have been going well so far, but this deal is by no means a sure thing, so let's not get ahead of ourselves.
  2. Don't worry, your promotion is a sure thing. We're only interviewing other candidates for the sake of protocol.

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