copper-bottomed


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copper-bottomed

adj
reliable, esp financially reliable
[from the former practice of coating the bottoms of ships with copper to prevent the timbers rotting]
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Adj.1.copper-bottomed - having a bottom of copper or sheathed with copper; "copper-bottomed pots"; "a copper-bottomed ship"
bottomed - having a bottom of a specified character
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Translations

copper-bottomed

[ˌkɒpəˈbɒtəmd] ADJcon fondo de cobre (fig) → totalmente fiable, de máxima seguridad
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References in classic literature ?
A whole fleet of copper-bottomed barques, as strong in rib and planking, as well-found in gear, as ever was sent upon the seas, manned by hardy crews and commanded by young masters, was engaged in that now long defunct trade.
It was the Glister, a smart little brig, almost a toy brig in fact, copper-bottomed, lines like a dolphin, a sea-cutter and a wind-eater.
The good ships Law and Equity, those teak-built, copper-bottomed, iron- fastened, brazen-faced, and not by any means fast-sailing clippers are laid up in ordinary.
So there I sat (we were still at port) and learnt what had originally fired my host's ambition to possess what he was pleased to call a "real, genuine, twin-screw, double-funnelled, copper-bottomed Old Master"; it was to "go one better" than some rival legislator of pictorial proclivities.
Their 12th and most recent album, Can't Touch Us Now, was released in 2016 and new material blends seamlessly in amongst the copper-bottomed classics.
Barry Philip is boiling mad after a firm sold him central heating with a copper-bottomed guarantee...
Meanwhile, fellow medic Ruby (Patrick Supported by UKTV A copper-bottomed classic: THE BILL THE BILL Drama, 11am THE officers of Sun Hill battled crime and brought villains to justice for 26 years, with the show pulling in millions of viewers.
Supported by UKTV THE BILL Drama, 11am The officers A copper-bottomed classic: THE BILL of Sun Hill battled crime and brought villains to justice for 26 years, with the show pulling in millions of viewers.
Yet Kylie opts not for copper-bottomed songcraft, but the unholy intersection of country and EDM: drops beget scratchy fiddle breakdowns, while banjo clucks meet tropical house in a mush of mild euphoria.
"While some companies would have liked to see copper-bottomed legal guarantees around the transition, the political agreement reached in Brussels is sufficient for most businesses to plan ahead with a greater degree of confidence," Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said in a statement.
Former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable said if there was no compensation or mitigation offered, it must mean the UK is remaining in the EU customs union as Nissan would not go ahead without "copper-bottomed promises".
To make a claim for a food, the EFSA requires copper-bottomed research.