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Cinch   /sɪntʃ/   Listen

(past & past part. cinched; pres. part. cinching)
Tie a cinch around.  Synonym: girth.
Make sure of.
Get a grip on; get mastery of.

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"Cinch" Quotes from Famous Books

... bodies of ten thousand novels lie between me and that first one. I have not read it since. Ten Incas of Peru with ten rooms full of solid gold could not tempt me to read it again. Have I not a clear cinch on a delicious memory, compared with which gold is only Robinson Crusoe's "drug?" After a lapse of all these years the content of that one tremendous, noble chapter of heroic climax is as deeply burned into my memory as if it had been ...
— The Delicious Vice • Young E. Allison

... there's swimming to be done and it's a cinch there will be, he's going to need all ...
— The Lure of the Dim Trails • by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower

... Kells was tightening the cinch on her saddle while he spoke. His voice, his manner, the amiable smile on his intelligent face, they all appeared to come from sincerity. But for those strange eyes Joan would have wholly believed him. As it was, a half doubt troubled her. She remembered the character Roberts had given this man. ...
— The Border Legion • Zane Grey

... cinch that you have made one of the greatest practical inventions of the day,' Tony said, forgetting Mamie Sue entirely and so did Douglass, as ...
— Phyllis • Maria Thompson Daviess

... to myself. "You big stuff, you now weigh two hundred and fifty pounds! In another year or two you will weigh two hundred and seventy-five pounds! You are uncomfortable and heavy on your feet, and you are gouty and wheezy; and it's a cinch you'll die in a few years if you keep on this way. You know all this fat is caused by an excess of food and drink, and you know it can be taken off by a reduction in those fatmakers. Are you going to stick round here so fat you are ...
— The Fun of Getting Thin • Samuel G. Blythe

... dollar line writes the word "four" in his rounded hand, simply filling the rest of the lined space with the plain flourish of his pen. Then in the upper corner of the check he writes the attesting figure $4, with a dash after it. That makes it a cinch for an expert check raiser to make it $40 or ...
— Disputed Handwriting • Jerome B. Lavay

... Little Valley. Over there they call it Dutch Creek. He said that at high tide we could float the houseboat right down into Bridgeboro River and then wait for the up tide or else tow it up to Bridgeboro. Cracky, I could see it would be a cinch ark! I was glad because we fellows didn't have money enough to have the boat carted by land. But, good night, this way ...
— Roy Blakeley • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... should pass me up—say, boy, You jes put hobbles on your joy; First thing you know, you gits so gay Your luck stampedes and gits away. An' don't you even start a guess That you've a cinch on happiness; Fer few e'er reach the Promised Land If they starts headed by a band. Ride slow an' quiet, humble, too, Or Fate will ...
— Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp • Various

... wins out in the end. It's a cinch, with everything on her side. Anyway, the next thing I knows about their plans is when I finds their names in the sailin' list, bound for the Big Ditch, with most everyone else that could get away. And I makes my discovery about three hours after ...
— On With Torchy • Sewell Ford

... give the show will do us more service than if we planted twenty acres of posters all over the fences that adorn the smiling landscape of this peaceful and prosperous community. Let us go aboard at once. The main biz is done. It's a dead sure cinch, Horatio." ...
— A Pirate of Parts • Richard Neville

Words linked to "Cinch" :   master, labor, insure, see, check, ascertain, high-low-jack, doddle, secure, tack, saddlery, undertaking, task, ensure, stable gear, harness, fasten, see to it, assure, all fours, fix, project, control

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