lead-pipe
adjective Date: 1894 certain, guaranteed <
a lead-pipe cinch
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • lead pipe — adj. certain, guaranteed, definite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 — /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.] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 rigidity — diffuse muscular rigidity resembling the resistance to bending of a thin walled metal pipe; seen in parkinsonism …   Medical dictionary

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

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