What is the meaning of a can not?
This guy is a can't-miss prospect.
I heard this sentence in an English movie.
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First, understand that the word can is part of a contraction there, it being can't. Although "can't" means the same thing as "can not", in this specific example, you need to avoid changing "can't". Why?
Because you are taking the words out of their proper context, and changing them, which is adding to your confusion.
In actuality, the context here shows that you are dealing with an idiom. It is...
It means that something is a "sure thing". It means that there is a guarantee of success. Thus, the phrase