cinch




Something that’s a cinch is incredibly easy. It’s a cinch to eat a meticulously decorated cake — it’s much more complicated to bake and frost one.

Cinch is one of those words with many meanings that seem unrelated at first glance. The original 19th century North American definition, which is still used today, is “saddle girth,” the straps that keep a horse’s saddle in place. As a verb, cinch means “to pull tight,” the way you’d cinch a belt. Informally, to cinch is to make absolutely certain: “It’ll cinch her college decision if that school offers a scholarship.”

Definitions of cinch
  1. noun

    stable gear consisting of a band around a horse’s belly that holds the saddle in place

    synonyms:
    girth
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    type of:

    saddlery, stable gear, tack

    gear for a horse

  2. verb

    tie a cinch around

    cinch horses”
    synonyms:
    girth
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    type of:

    fasten, fix, secure

    cause to be firmly attached

  3. verb

    get a grip on; get mastery of

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    type of:

    control, master

    have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of

  4. verb

    make sure of

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    type of:

    ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it

    be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

  5. noun

    any undertaking that is easy to do

    synonyms:
    breeze, child’s play, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover
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    types:

    doddle

    an easy task
    type of:

    labor, project, task, undertaking

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

  6. noun

    a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps

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    type of:

    all fours, high-low-jack

    card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game

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