I would like to ask if the following phrase is correct:

There's no turning back for sure

The meaning of the sentence should be that there's no way to turn back and the for sure at the end should emphasize that who wrote the sentence is sure that that there's no way to turn back.

Is it correct to write such a phrase?

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    Yes, it's correct, but personally I'd prefer a comma after back. Also, on EL&U, please use *italics* or "quote characters" for inline quotations, and > blockquotes for quotations set apart from the body of your post. I'll fix that for you this time.
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Mar 26, 2017 at 16:54
  • Thank you for your rapid response and advices. If you write an answer I can accept it so you get reputation points :) Commented Mar 26, 2017 at 17:32
  • Possibly irrevocable moment, or point of no return? Commented Mar 26, 2017 at 17:34
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    @tonix Sadly, the standards here are such that when I answer, not only do I have to be right, but I have to prove I'm right :) That work I'll leave for someone else. I stopped caring about rep years ago, when I found out you can't eat it :). But if you like rep, feel free to add your own answer, based on my comment or not, and I will vote you up.
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Mar 26, 2017 at 17:35
  • @marcellothearcane Yes, it should mean something like that. Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 15:54

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I'm not sure what you mean by "correct".... There's definitely no turning back would be more formal.

for sure Idioms: Informal. Certainly; unquestionably: We'll win for sure. (American Heritage)

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