Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word.
Brooks Robinson

Meaning of "sure thing" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF SURE THING

sure thing play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SURE THING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sure thing can act as a noun and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES SURE THING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sure thing in the English dictionary

The definition of sure thing in the dictionary is all right! yes indeed! used to express enthusiastic assent. Other definition of sure thing is something guaranteed to be successful.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SURE THING

surchargement
surcharger
surcingle
surcoat
surculose
surculus
surd
surdity
sure
sure enough
sure-enough
sure-fire
sure-footed
sure-footedly
sure-footedness
surely
sureness
sureties
surety
suretyship

WORDS THAT END LIKE SURE THING

anything
bathing
be on to a good thing
breathing
clothing
everything
first thing
fishing
get down on something
know-nothing
last thing
nothing
something
soothing
sunbathing
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
thing
Worthing

Synonyms and antonyms of sure thing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sure thing» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF SURE THING

Find out the translation of sure thing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sure thing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sure thing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

肯定的事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cosa segura
570 millions of speakers

English

sure thing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निश्चित बात
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متأكد من شيء و
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уверен , что
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coisa certa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঠিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chose est sûre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

mestilah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sichere Sache
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

確実なこと
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

확인 일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Manawa bab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chắc chắn điều
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிச்சயமாக விஷயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आपली खात्री आहे की गोष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tabi ki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

certo cosa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pewniak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

упевнений , що
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sigur lucru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σίγουρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ding is seker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

säker sak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sikker ting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sure thing

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SURE THING»

The term «sure thing» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.392 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Quite widely used
81
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «sure thing» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of sure thing
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «sure thing».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SURE THING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sure thing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sure thing» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sure thing

EXAMPLES

8 QUOTES WITH «SURE THING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sure thing.
1
Scotty Bowman
There is nothing so uncertain as a sure thing.
2
Carrie Brownstein
Chemistry cannot be manufactured or forced, so Wild Flag was not a sure thing, it was a 'maybe,' a 'possibility.' But after a handful of practice sessions, spread out over a period of months, I think we all realized that we could be greater than the sum of our parts.
3
Robert Burns
There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
4
Scott Hamilton
When you're expected to win and you have the press saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal, and you're the only sure thing in the Olympics, it can undermine your confidence.
5
Bret Harte
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
6
Garth Hudson
The reason I dislike talking about the creative process is that I do have a creative process that is a winner and it's a sure thing.
7
Brooks Robinson
It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what speaks loudest when it's contract time, but there are moments when the glove has the last word.
8
M. Emmet Walsh
No, I'm not a horse better. Every once in a while somebody will give me a sure thing and of course it's not.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SURE THING»

Discover the use of sure thing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sure thing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Next Sure Thing
When he meets Win Hardy, it looks like he might be able to parlay his special skill with the horses into a shot at the fame and fortune he seeks. So long as he can pick the next sure thing.
Richard Wagamese, 2011
2
Sure Thing Options: A Money-Making Guide to the New Listed ...
This book, by a Chicago floor trader, tells how you too can join the boom in options trading and play the market to your advantage. “The notion that you can buy stock and hold it indefinitely is one that simply doesn’t work anymore.
George Angell, 2012
3
Sure Thing
He would never make passes at a lady simply because she's distractingly beautiful. But it's not every day a gorgeous woman believes a necklace will make him lust after her. This is too good of an opportunity to pass up.
Lorie O'Clare, 2007
4
The Sure Thing: The Making and Unmaking of Golf Phenom ...
In chronicling Wie’s career, Adelson establishes a new gold standard for reporting on the growing convergence of professional sports, marketing, and mass entertainment in the Internet Age. From the Hardcover edition.
Eric Adelson, 2009
5
Martin Bauman: Or, A Sure Thing
Pursuing his separate goals of becoming a published writer and to come out of the closet, Martin Bauman, an insecure, talented student at a prestigious college, finds his life irrevocably altered by his teacher, Stanley Flint, as he ...
David Leavitt, 2001
6
A Sure Thing?: Sports and Gambling
Discusses the ever-increasing gambling phenomenon of sports betting and the issues involved with it, such as societal and individual risks and benefits.
Jeff Savage, 1997
7
Her Sure Thing
Nobody's perfect—but she's close As Mirabelle Island's only doctor, Sean Griffin is in demand—for his medical expertise.
Helen Brenna, 2011
8
A Sure Thing? (Mills & Boon Blaze)
Jacquie D'Alessandro. A Sure Thing? Jacquie DAlessandro This book is lovingly dedicated to my Uncle Bill and. www.millsandboon.co.uk.
Jacquie D'Alessandro, 2014
9
Sure Thing Commodity Trading: How Seasonal Factors Influence ...
This book presents a major breakthrough in successful commodity trading, featuring a systematic trading program with documented proof that 7 winners out of every 8 seasonal tendency commodity trades achieved an outstanding $687,942 gain.
Larry R. Williams, Michelle L. Noseworthy, 1987
10
Sure Bet Investing: The Search for the Sure Thing
Discloses investments that come as close as possible to being sure winners. Original.
Kenneth R. Trester, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SURE THING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sure thing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Scottish motor broker Sure Thing reaches 80000 customers
Sure Thing said it aims to be the insurance provider for the 21st century, technologically-savvy customer and that it's live with seven major price comparison ... «Insurance Age, Jul 15»
2
Packers-Jaguars in London not a sure thing
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Don't book your tickets for London yet. The Green Bay Packers might not be the lock many think they are to play the Jacksonville Jaguars ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
3
Swedroe: 2015's 'Sure Things' At Halftime
Every January, I put together a list of predictions that financial “gurus” have made for the upcoming year, especially the ones that gain consensus as “sure things. «ETF.com, Jul 15»
4
Turmoil Only Sure Thing If Supreme Court Rejects Gay Marriage
Turmoil Only Sure Thing If Supreme Court Rejects Gay Marriage. Jun 19, 2015 9:18 AM PDT. Questions could be raised about tens of thousands of unions ... «Bloomberg, Jun 15»
5
Wily Peralta's next start no sure thing
Atlanta - Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta, who left his start Friday night with left side tightness, was still experiencing soreness Sunday and Counsell said it ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15»
6
Analysis claims Somerset casino would be a sure thing
A Region C casino license should be granted and strong demographics show it should go to the Somerset applicant, a 126-page marketing analysis showed. «Fall River Herald News, May 15»
7
Sure thing: Sino-British ties and the UK's general election
No matter who wins Thursday's fiercely contested general election in Britain, Sino-British relations will remain stable and shift only at the margins, if at all. «South China Morning Post, May 15»
8
DVD review: 'The Sure Thing'
The Sure Thing: 30th Anniversary Edition. After establishing himself as Michael “Meathead” Stivic, Archie Bunker's son-in-law in “All in the Family,” Rob Reiner ... «SFGate, May 15»
9
Helping grieving parents is only sure thing for Moorman
Former Bills punter Brian Moorman lights candles for children and young adults lost to cancer during a Service of Hope at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville on ... «Bills Blitz - The Buffalo News, May 15»
10
A Husker first-round presence no longer seems a sure thing
Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory (right) gets a high-five from Victor Kaczenski (top left), who is riding on the shoulders of his father, Huskers defensive ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sure thing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sure-thing>. Dec 2020 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z