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sure sign

This page is about the collocation sure sign

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a sign or evidence that something is happening or definitely true

For example

  • A rising unemployment rate is a sure sign of problems in the economy.

  • Turning red and looking down were sure signs of anger in my father.

Quick Quiz

Seeing lightning in the distance is a sure sign that

a. there's a storm not far away

b. someone's seen lightning

c. lightning's being seen

Contributor: Matt Errey