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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 ?
"Well, I declare!" gasped the yellow hen, in amazement; "if the copper man can do half of these things he is a very wonderful machine.
"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.
They all say she is very pretty, but what's the use of that if she has to sit for ever in the great copper castle with all the towers?
The Princess came out of the copper castle, and became Queen; and that pleased her very much.
When I had taken leave of the pretty gentle dark-eyed girl, and of the motherly woman who had not outlived her honest sympathy with a little affair of true love, I felt as if the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk had grown quite a different place.
Bukawai, fearful lest he should lose any recompense, followed Momaya with the intention of persuading her to part with her ornaments of copper and iron against her return with the price of the medicine--to pay, as it were, for an option on his services as one pays a retaining fee to an attorney, for, like an attorney, Bukawai knew the value of his medicine and that it was well to collect as much as possible in advance.
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.
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. One uncanny device, which would seem to be a mere inventor's fantasy if it had not already saved the telephone companies four million dollars or more, is known as the "phantom circuit." It enables three messages to run at the same time, where only two ran before.
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.