lead-pipe cinch

/led"puyp'/, Slang.
1. an absolute certainty: It's a lead-pipe cinch they'll be there.
2. something very easy to accomplish: Getting him elected will be a lead-pipe cinch.
[1895-1900, Amer.]

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  • lead-pipe cinch — ☆ lead pipe cinch [led′pīp′ ] n. [extended (prob. in allusion to the pliability of lead pipe) < PIPE, sense 12] Slang 1. a thing very easy to do 2. a sure thing; certainty …   English World dictionary

  • lead-pipe cinch — lead′ pipe cinch′ [[t]lɛd[/t]] n. Slang. 1) sts an absolute certainty 2) sts something very easy to accomplish • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • lead-pipe cinch — ˈledˌ ̷ ̷ noun also lead pipe Etymology: lead pipe from the phrase lead pipe pipe made of lead, from Middle English lede pype, from lede, leed lead + pype, pipe pipe slang : something very easy or certain ought to be a lead pipe cinch to find Big …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead pipe cinch — certain of the result, a foregone conclusion    The Jets are a lead pipe cinch to win the game. They re better …   English idioms

  • lead-pipe cinch — noun A cinch; something very easy …   Wiktionary

  • lead-pipe — adjective Date: 1894 certain, guaranteed < a lead pipe cinch > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lead pipe — Used in the context of general equities. Virtually certain that trade will take place; lead pipe cinch. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary See: layup. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • lead-pipe — noun see lead pipe cinch …   Useful english dictionary

  • cinch — Synonyms and related words: affix, afford proof of, anchor, annex, ascertain, assure, attach, babe, back band, backstrap, band, bandage, bearing rein, belay, bellyband, belt, bend, bind, bind up, bit, blinders, blinds, boob, brace, breeching,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cinch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. girth; informal, certitude, sure thing. See facility, circularity. Ant., bear. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. child s play, snap*, breeze*, piece of cake*, duck soup*, setup*, pushover*, lead pipe cinch*,… …   English dictionary for students

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