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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.
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The term 'copper bottomed' came to signify a sound investment.
Downing Street said publication was delayed so it could be "copper bottomed" for accuracy.
We must not forget the dire state of the country has been created by, in my opinion, the two biggest traitors, namely Blair and Brown, since Lord Haw Haw in WW2 with their open door policy on immigration, expansion of a public service to ensure more Labour voters, benefits culture, human rights and copper bottomed pensions in the public sector.
We shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the public sector remains fairly well insulated from this recession and that salaries perks and copper bottomed pensions are ultimately funded by the tax payer.
They have secure employment, copper bottomed pensions, more holiday entitlement than you can shake a stick at, sick pay till the cows come home, "elf an safety" to make their jobs soft as you like!
Committee chairman Coun David Roy (Cons, Sutton Vesey), said the conditions on planning consent, supported by the Environment Agency, offered a "copper bottomed" guaranteed the development could not go ahead while the land was contaminated.
COMMERCIAL property is losing its lustre as a copper bottomed way to secure a comfortable old age, according to Middlesbrough-based pension advisor Simon Cocking.
Yet despite Northampton's great start a side now coming down is no longer in for an easy ride and a 'copper bottomed' guarantee of an immediate return, as the competition at the top end of the league is now so intense that it is changing on a match by match basis.
We had at least two copper bottomed penalty appeals, one for elbowing and the other for handball and I wonder when we are going to get our just desserts on that front.
YOUR correspondent G Quinn writes an interesting letter on retirement pensions (Pensioners In Poverty, 15.03.08) because all of us have different experiences and the pensions we receive when we retire are based on what we did through our lives, and our savings, and if we were in occupational schemes whether they were copper bottomed enough for us to take advantage of them.