ADJ: usu ADJ n
If you describe something as copper-bottomed, you believe that it is certain to be successful. [BRIT]

The combination of sex and treachery proved a copper-bottomed circulation booster...

Their copper-bottomed scheme went badly wrong.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • copper-bottomed — ˌcopper ˈbottomed adjective completely safe to buy, invest in, or have confidence in: • State pensions are supposed to have a copper bottomed guarantee …   Financial and business terms

  • copper-bottomed — adj able to be depended on ▪ a copper bottomed guarantee …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Copper-bottomed — Cop per bot tomed, a. Having a bottom made of copper, as a tin boiler or other vessel, or sheathed with copper, as a ship. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copper-bottomed — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. ▪ thoroughly reliable. ORIGIN with reference to copper sheathing applied to the bottom of a ship …   English terms dictionary

  • copper-bottomed — adjective having a bottom of copper or sheathed with copper copper bottomed pots a copper bottomed ship • Similar to: ↑bottomed …   Useful english dictionary

  • copper-bottomed — a copper bottomed plan, agreement, or financial arrangement is completely safe. She has a copper bottomed contract with a very successful company. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • copper-bottomed —    To describe something such as a plan, a contract or a financial arrangement as copper bottomed means that it is completely safe or reliable.     He signed a coper bottomed agreement with a distributor …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • copper-bottomed — UK [ˌkɒpə(r) ˈbɒtəmd] / US [ˌkɑpər ˈbɑtmd] adjective a copper bottomed plan, deal, guarantee etc can be trusted completely …   English dictionary

  • copper-bottomed — adjective a) Having lower parts made of or covered by copper. b) Thoroughly reliable …   Wiktionary

  • copper-bottomed — adjective Brit. thoroughly reliable. Origin orig. referring to the copper sheathing of the bottom of a ship …   English new terms dictionary

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