Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1.1(easy task)it's a cinch — es pan comido informal
- 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.
- Question 5 will be a cinch if you are a bit of a telly watcher.
- This is not the most sophisticated-looking dish but it's a cinch to prepare and tastes terrific.
- You would think that occupying my time would be a cinch.
- It made broadcasting from Antarctica seem like a cinch.
- Running both Germany and UK will be a cinch for her.
- With this lemonade concentrate in the refrigerator, making a cold drink is a cinch.
- Writing is hard work; talking is a cinch.
- As Bayard reminded me, it was a cinch to find it on the internet.
- It was a cinch getting insurance for me because I was 30, even though I had never driven unaccompanied.
- For people intimidated by new technology, even this process is a cinch!
- The club is located just around the corner, so getting there is a cinch.
- Cleaning silicone toys is a cinch: you can boil them or throw them in the dishwasher.
- For real poor people this should be a cinch; a real work-from-home opportunity.
- You would think that it would be a cinch to give an exciting or glamorous, or appropriately poetic, account of 36 hours in Rome.
- Once I met the challenge of getting there for under $500, keeping costs down was a cinch.
- It's a cinch to make your own ‘convenience-type’ food.
- Life should be a cinch for a wine-loving pop star.
1.2US (certainty)it's a cinch that she'll get the part — (de) fijo que le dan el papel informal
- 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.
- Seemingly every palazzo had a party, but the winner was a cinch.
- How many times have we seen horses who look like cinches get beat?
- Just treat me nice, Omnus, and you'll be a cinch to win that position.
- At the time, Hull had racked up 27 goals and he seemed a cinch to break his own record of 50 goals set in 1962.
- 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.
- How about a more traditional stock saddle, with a hand-tooled leather skirt and a rope cinch?
- Sometimes I would throw a stirrup over a saddle to tighten the cinch.
- Kemp walked to his horse, tightened the cinch on his saddle and walked it past men standing around talking.
- As she tightened the cinch of the saddle again she swore she wasn't going to go back to the cabin just yet.
- Adam had checked his cinch then stepped into the stirrup before swinging on to the chestnut stallion.
- She didn't slide up into the saddle, she jerked the cinch and used her spurs before I'd even pitched.
- A wet cinch was a damned nuisance, and the soaked saddle fenders weren't adding to the pleasure of the night.
- Adam swung his saddle onto Sport's back and bent to tighten the cinch.
- After quickly brushing Mesa, I began to saddle him up, carefully tightening the cinch.
- Coby's great uncle tightened the cinch and put a boot in the little mare's saddle stirrup.
- He tightened up his cinches and stepped back aboard.
- 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.
- Joshua cinched the girth on his horse's saddle, pulling it tight and swinging upon the animal's broad back with ease.
- He instructed me on how to correctly place the saddle and cinch it up.
- She cinched it up pretty tight and went to get the bridle.
- He was throwing the saddle over the back of the big black horse and was cinching it down as I peppered him with questions.
- The saddle had been girthed and cinched tight to him.
- As soon as I come out of the show ring I have to immediately cinch up the saddle.
2informal(make sure of)asegurar
- 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.
- That cinched it: I knew I was going to college because I couldn't exactly give up a scholarship, right?
- I guess it was being born on a Friday that cinched it for me.
- I took her hands and we did a walkaround, and she smiled back at me and the deal was cinched.
- Each time she came so close, but just couldn't cinch it.
- If you need further convincing, perhaps this will cinch the deal.
- Okay Mark, that cinches it: You have no taste in music.
- The night I came home to find my CD player broken and all my wine drunk cinched it.