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Something that is certain or likely to happen

certainty

noun

something that will definitely happen or that you feel very sure about

suspect

noun

someone or something that is likely to do or cause something, especially something bad

inevitability

noun

the fact that something is certain to happen

cinch

noun

something that is certain to happen

cert

noun

something that is certain to happen or succeed

a mathematical certainty

something that will definitely happen

a good/safe bet

something that is likely to happen, or someone or something that is likely to be successful

a foregone conclusion

something that seems certain to happen

a dead cert

something that is definitely going to happen

a racing certainty

something that is certain to happen

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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