Origin of lead-pipe cinch
Words nearby lead-pipe cinch
How to use lead-pipe cinch in a sentence
I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.
Such is her burgeoning popularity Toomey is looking to employ more instructors to lead her highly personalized exercise classes.
There were a lot of little pieces, pieces of lead and stuff.
And then I said, ‘Well, chief, when the admiral comes aboard, the first mate has to pipe him in.’
It would be like if after the 40th pipe in Flappy Bird was a scarecrow.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Aristide washed and powdered Jean himself, the landlord lounging by, pipe in mouth, administering suggestions.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
The pipe has a modern look and is altogether unlike those found by the English in use among the Indians in Virginia.
I looked round to see where our help was most wanted, and was about to lead them forward, when I heard the voice of the Alcalde.
Other Idioms and Phrases with lead-pipe cinch
A certainty, an assured success. For example, “An engagement ain't always a lead-pipe cinch” (O. Henry, The Sphinx Apple, 1907). This colloquial expression is of disputed origin. It may allude to the cinch that tightly holds a horse's saddle in place, which can make it easier for the rider to succeed in a race; or it may allude to a cinch in plumbing, in which a lead pipe is fastened with a band of steel to another pipe or a fixture, making a very secure joint. [Late 1800s]