Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

have something cinched

Slang definitions & phrases for have something cinched

have something cinched

verb phrase

(Variations: iced or knocked or made or taped or wired may replace cinched) To be entirely sure of a favorable outcome; be sure of success, well-being, etc: Then you see the helicopter and you know you've got it knocked/ A veteran bank shot artist who has the back boards at West 4th Street wired, does anything he pleases/ I thought I had it iced

[entry form 1900+, most others 1950s+; have something cinched is fr cowboy usage, referring to a tightly and securely cinched saddle; the variants have something made, taped, and wired fr poker terms, also fr cowboy use]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for have something cinched

Word Value for have

Scrabble Words With Friends