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The historical record suggests it should cinch the contest for the Democrats.
cinch an Inch…Or Seven But are waist cinchers the secret to a smaller waist?
1859, American English, "saddle-girth," from Spanish cincha "girdle," from Latin cingulum "a girdle, a swordbelt," from cingere "to surround, encircle," from PIE root *kenk- (1) "to gird, encircle" (cf. Sanskrit kankate "binds," kanci "girdle;" Lithuanian kinkau "to harness horses"). Replaced earlier surcingle. Sense of "an easy thing" is 1898, via notion of "a sure hold" (1888).
1866, "to pull in," from cinch (n.). Figurative meaning "make certain" is from 1891, American English slang. Related: Cinched; cinching.
To make something certain; clinch, NAIL something DOWN: We cinched it with a last-second field goal (1883+)Related Terms
[fr Spanish cincha, ''saddle girth,'' which, when tight, fosters certainty]