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1Constituting a certainty; guaranteed to happen or definitely the case.‘he thought he was nailed on for the England job’‘their recent record suggests that a win is not nailed on’‘Spurs were denied a nailed-on penalty’
- ‘This deal is nailed on!’
- ‘Yeah, Paula's the only one nailed on to win a medal.’
- ‘It's by no means nailed on that Italy will win their group.’
- ‘Mexico and USA are usually nailed-on certainties to qualify from the region.’
- ‘Juninho is replaced by Oaf, who is nailed on to score.’
- ‘He's by no means a nailed on starter.’
- ‘To make matters worse, Gallagher denied us a nailed on penalty after a blatant handball.’
- ‘Probably only three players are nailed on to be in the side which attempts to retain the cup at Oakland Hills.’
- ‘The rest of the Premiership regard Bristol as nailed-on certainties for the drop.’
- ‘The penalty is nailed on.’
- ‘We have been denied the most nailed-on penalty I have ever seen.’
- 1.1Very likely to win or succeed.‘the nailed-on favourite for Best Picture’
- ‘It's Romford's turn to host their Group D opponents this afternoon and, as with the opening three legs, the home team looked nailed on.’
- ‘City looked nailed on at 4/9.’
- ‘12 Years A Slave looks the nailed-on favourite for Best Picture, with the bookie offering odds of 2-9.’
- ‘In Athens last November, Dunne showed why people considered him a nailed-on prospect at a young age.’
- ‘They must be nailed on favourites for the 4th place trophy now.’
- ‘Walsh is currently sitting pretty as the nailed-on 1/5 favourite.’
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