1) a strong girth for securing a pack or saddle
2) a firm hold or tight grip
3) inf Informal.
a) something sure or easy:
Fixing this leak is a cinch[/ex]
b) a person or thing certain to fulfill an expectation:
She's a cinch to win the contest[/ex]
4) inf to gird with a cinch; gird or bind firmly
5) Informal. to make sure of; guarantee:
Your support will cinch the deal[/ex]
Etymology: 1855–60, amer.; < Sp cincha < L cingula girth =cing(ere) to gird +-ula -ule

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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