- ADJ: usu ADJ nIf 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.
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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