lead-pipe cinch

phrase

as in sure thing
one that is certain to succeed The attorney displayed no shortage of confidence when proclaiming a not guilty verdict in the trial to be a lead-pipe cinch.

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“Lead-pipe cinch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lead-pipe%20cinch. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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