Complete Definition of "cinch"

English

Etymology
Spanish cincha, a belt or girth

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪntÊ|-ɪntÊ

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. A simple saddle girth used in Mexico.
  2. colloquial Something that is very easy to do.

#: No problem ... it's a cinch.

  1. colloquial a firm hold

Synonyms
(something that is very easy to do): See WikiSaurus:easy

Quotations
saddle girth
He found Andy morosely replacing some broken strands in his cinch, and he went straight at the mooted
question. — B. M. Bower, The Flying U's Last Stand

easy thing
"We thought we had a cinch on getting out by way of this cord and so we followed that. — Major Archibald Lee Fletcher, Boy Scounts in the Coal Caverns

firm hold
You've got the cinch on him. You could send him to quod, and I'd send him there as quick as lightning. I'd hang him, if I could, for what he done to Lil Sarnia. — Gilbert Parker, The World For Sale,

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1903, "Up to this time Wind-river had enjoyed a cinch on the mournful act. He'd had a girl sometime durin' the Mexican war, and she'd borrowed Smith's roll and skipped with another man. So, if we crowded Smithy too hard in debate, he used to slip behind that girl and say, 'Oh, well! You fellers will know better when you've had more experience," although we might have been talkin' about what's best for frost-bite at the time. — Henry Wallace Phillips. Mr. Scraggs

He frivols through the livelong day,/ He knows not Poverty her pinch. / His lot seems light, his heart seems gay, / He has a cinch. — Franklin P. Adams, from 'The Rich Man' in Tobogganing On Parnassus

Translations
trans-top|saddle girth
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trans-top|something that is very easy to do
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trans-top|firm hold
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Verb
en-verb|cinches|cinching|cinched

  1. To bring to certain conclusion.
  2. To tighten down.

Quotations
1911, "You mean----" "That I intend to cinch that government business." — Margaret Burnham, The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise

Translations
trans-top|to conclude
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Spanish: una papita, pan comido

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