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copper-bottomed

Very safe or stable, especially financially. This is a copper-bottomed offer to distribute your invention, so I think you should take it.

copper

1. n. a police officer. (see also cop.) See that copper over there? He busted me once.
2. n. money. (see also rivets.) How much copper you got on you?
References in classic literature ?
It is a long sto-ry," replied the copper man; "but I will tell it to you brief-ly.
So she wound up Number Three, and at once the copper man in a somewhat stiff and jerky fashion walked out of the rocky cavern, took off his copper hat and bowed politely, and then kneeled before Dorothy.
The Princess came out of the copper castle, and became Queen; and that pleased her very much.
Bukawai saw them go, and he mumbled through his rotting face, swearing a great oath that he would yet have the three fat goats, the new sleeping mat, and the bit of copper wire.
On the very first day that I was at the Copper Beeches, Mr.
I was standing, rapt in the peaceful beauty of the scene, when I was aware that something was moving under the shadow of the copper beeches.
We shall be at the Copper Beeches by seven o'clock, my friend and I.
We were as good as our word, for it was just seven when we reached the Copper Beeches, having put up our trap at a wayside public-house.
And thus was solved the mystery of the sinister house with the copper beeches in front of the door.
Since then there has been little trouble with copper wire, except its price.
For several years the brains of the telephone men were focussed upon this problem--how to reduce the expenditure on copper.
But the most copper money has been saved --literally tens of millions of dollars--by persuading thin wires to work as efficiently as thick ones.
Whoever would learn the utmost that may be done with copper hairs of Titian red, must study the fantastic coiffure of a telephone Switchboard.
Here is the mad waltz of the spindles that whirl silk and cotton threads around the copper wires, very similar to what may be seen in any braid factory.
In this period came the multiple switchboard, copper wire, girl operators, underground cables, metallic circuit, common battery, and the long-distance lines.