indisputable evidence (especially of a crime)
Incontrovertible evidence; convincing evidence.
Etymology: [from imagined situations where a person holding a pistol, still smoking from having been fired, is found standing over a dead person]
Evidence, particularly of a crime, that is difficult or impossible to dispute.
The term "smoking gun" was originally, and is still primarily, a reference to an object or fact that serves as conclusive evidence of a crime or similar act. In addition to this, its meaning has evolved in uses completely unrelated to criminal activity: for example, scientific evidence that is highly suggestive in favor of a particular hypothesis is sometimes called smoking gun evidence. Its name originally came from the idea of finding a smoking gun on the person of a suspect wanted for shooting someone, which in that situation would be nearly unshakable proof of having committed the crime. A piece of evidence that falls just short of being conclusive is sometimes referred to as a "smoldering gun."
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The numerical value of smoking gun in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of smoking gun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of smoking gun in a Sentence
I think people thought there was going to be like a smoking gun here, did we miss something ?
The smoking gun is in the pattern of behavior, most people that engage in criminal insider trading don't send an email and say, 'I've got inside information -- buy this stock.'.
Even then there may not be any single 'smoking gun'.
So far there is no' smoking gun' in this environmental mystery.
This video is the smoking gun. Google’s leadership is decidedly anti-Trump and there is no doubt that their company practices reflect that, we need hearings now. Google cannot continue to run and hide.
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