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1(pan/kettle) con fondo de cobre
- Mr Brown failed to give a copper-bottomed assurance that Tony Blair would lead the party into the next election, saying only that it was ‘a matter for him’.
- He can keep quiet and hope Tony will repay loyalty on this occasion - but that has not proved a copper-bottomed guarantee on any issue in the past.
- He fuelled concern by stating that he could not offer copper-bottomed guarantees that there would not be further losses.
- I'm genuinely interested in finding properly-detailed copper-bottomed examples of this stuff working unequivocally.
- He negotiates her copper-bottomed contracts that prevent papers altering her copy beyond a sub-editor's ‘lift and dust’.
- Anyone carrying a cricket coffin - and a lot who don't - will need to make sure all the documentation is copper-bottomed and provide written proof that they have a proper job away from the cricket club.
- Their last service to these titles would be to ensure that the next owners are locked into a copper-bottomed commitment to maintain editorial independence.
- Clearly, she says, ‘the friend must be one whose discretion is copper-bottomed and one who preferably knows and is fond of your husband too.’
- As things turn out, we never do get a copper-bottomed answer to this mystery.
- Musicology is, approximately, Prince's twenty-third album and a copper-bottomed, no-caveats return to form.
- That's a 100% copper-bottomed pure common sense policy, and Labour are boasting they're against it?
- This was insufficient to stand up in court, as fingerprint experts need to find 16 such matches for it to be deemed copper-bottomed evidence.
- Little wonder then that despite the price war, S&P continues to award copper-bottomed ratings to the nation's retail champions.
- This was a copper-bottomed New Labour promise, which is presumably why it has not happened.
- The real, gold-plated, copper-bottomed Brian Charles Lara was there to entertain us once more.
- Horatio Nelson was a flawed, fallible man; he was also a copper-bottomed, full-rigged, 104-gun hero.
- He misses a copper-bottomed chance.
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