Slam-dunk



verb (used with object)
1.
Basketball. to dunk (the ball) with great force.
noun, Basketball.
1.
a particularly forceful, often dramatic dunk shot.
noun
1.
(basketball) a scoring shot in which a player jumps up and forces the ball down through the basket
2.
(informal) a task so easy that success in it is deemed a certainty
verb
3.
(basketball) to jump up and force (a ball) through a basket
slam-bang
A forceful, dramatic move, as in That indictment was a slam dunk if ever there was one. This expression is also often put as a verb, slam-dunk, meaning “make a forceful move against someone,” as in This is a great chance for us to slam-dunk the opposition. The idiom comes from basketball, where it refers to a dramatic shot in which the ball is thrust into the basket from above the rim. It was transferred to other activities from about 1980 on.

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