In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(method) segurísimo(method) infaliblehe's a sure-fire success/winner — tiene el éxito asegurado/la victoria asegurada
- in the sure-fire expectation that … — con la plena seguridad de que …
- The consultant is a sure-fire way to make sure you get your hands on someone if something is broken.
- Ever since then, the fine brains who pronounce upon these things have told us that moving to the right is a sure-fire way for Labour to win elections, but never mind.
- They have been researching old Valentine's traditions and believe they have uncovered a sure-fire way of making diners lucky in love.
- Of the four pieces selected for the Glasgow programme, three were large group works - always a sure-fire hit with audiences.
- Property development, of course, isn't a sure-fire road to riches, as Hong Kong Construction found out.
- The additional bonus is, of course, a sure-fire threat of legal action which will guarantee lots of free publicity and the resulting sales.
- I bet publishers are falling all over each other trying to pick up the rights to that sure-fire bestseller.
- Actually, I think the sports organisers play the record as a sure-fire way of rapidly clearing the field at the end of the sports.
- Some say washing your car is a sure-fire way of bringing on the rain.
- Now they've hit a sure-fire way of hitting the big bucks.
- Christmas, she rightly points out, is a time when all of us indulge in far too much rich food - a sure-fire recipe for indigestion.
- It's the only sure-fire name train-wreck waiting to happen.
- The team was a sure-fire playoff competitor in the NAIA championship.
- Finally, however, there is a sure-fire way to put an economy on the road to sustainability and that is through the wise use of taxes.
- Also, there is a sure-fire way to handle this increase in debt, and that would be to cut expenditures.
- This is a sure-fire way to get the best out of your fruit trees.
- As for the quick and sure-fire search for Mrs. Compatible, well, I have other irons in the fire.
- There aren't that many more sure-fire ways to ensure your own mockery than to bring up UFOs in a serious conversation.
- It is a dark comedy about three former students and a dodgy journalist who hatch a sure-fire get-rich-quick scheme.
- It's a sure-fire way to move up the table of quality tourist destinations.
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