Definition of cinch in English:
- All this makes vote fraud a cinch.
- What we learned at the time from some of the world's leading security experts was that breaking into even the most sensitive sites on the Internet was a cinch.
- If you know the child well enough, buying that perfect gift is a cinch.
- He was a cinch to cast as the wicked wizard Jafar in Aladdin.
- After a lackluster performance, it was a cinch for the judges to send him home.
- Al Hirschfeld had not only made it to 99, he seemed a cinch to hit 100.
- Tack is not defined, but presumably means saddle and bridle and normal accessories, such as girths, cinches and saddle pads.
- Use clean tack, saddle pads, and cinches / girths, and make sure your saddle fits your horse.
- John's completed saddles are 100% ready to ride with their custom mohair cinches, latigo and stirrups.
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- But any sensible reptile at Cable Beach wouldn't dare mess with David when they see the crocodile skin belt cinching his trousers!
- I've cinched my belts inward relentlessly, drilling new holes as the slimming down process did its job.
- Too-large dress shirts can be cinched with a belt to accentuate your figure.
- After cinching the saddle tightly around the donkey's belly, she adjusted the balance of the baskets.
- He gave her one look before he finished cinching the saddle.
- The stable man worked quickly, putting a velvet saddle blanket on, then the saddle, which he cinched securely.
- But the decision was cinched by an email from my 10-year-old niece.
- Susie's domination here, however, cinched her first-place victory and secured her a place in fitness history as the only three-time winner.
- This quote is what cinches my position.
The first recorded use of cinch, ‘something that is easy to achieve’, was as a term for a girth of a saddle that was made from separate twisted strands of horsehair. It was used in Mexico and the western USA, and is a Spanish word. The link between the original meaning and the modern one is the idea of having a firm or secure hold on something.
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