cinch an Inch…Or Seven But are waist cinchers the secret to a smaller waist?
cinch the waist, tighten the tummy, raise the rear, there is a shape shifter designed for every job.
The historical record suggests it should cinch the contest for the Democrats.
And, thanks to a transparent hull, exploring the deep and spotting rare marine life is practically a cinch.
It's a cinch our "higher-ups" did not know how much artillery the Germans had that they could turn on that (p. 158) salient.
Well, if Mrs. Hamilton can butt into it, it's a cinch we can!
"It's a cinch we can't let him get killed on us," his father said.
While he was tightening the cinch a shadow fell across his shoulder.
The Eysie plainly thought the game his, that he had only to wait for a favorable moment and cinch the victory.
He'd talked "cinch" to her so much that he'd almost come to believe it himself.
1859, American English, "saddle-girth," from Spanish cincha "girdle," from Latin cingulum "a girdle, a swordbelt," from cingere "to surround, encircle," from PIE root *kenk- (1) "to gird, encircle" (cf. Sanskrit kankate "binds," kanci "girdle;" Lithuanian kinkau "to harness horses"). Replaced earlier surcingle. Sense of "an easy thing" is 1898, via notion of "a sure hold" (1888).
1866, "to pull in," from cinch (n.). Figurative meaning "make certain" is from 1891, American English slang. Related: Cinched; cinching.
To make something certain; clinch, NAIL something DOWN: We cinched it with a last-second field goal (1883+)
[fr Spanish cincha, ''saddle girth,'' which, when tight, fosters certainty]