Sure as Demoivre

Abraham Demoivre, author of The Doctrine of Chances, or Method of Calculating the Probabilities of Events at Play, was proverbially accurate in his calculations. It was Pope who said, “Sure as Demoivre, without rule or line.”

Sure as a gun, as fate, as death and taxes,
etc. (See Similes.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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