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copper-bottomed

adjective
1.
reliable, esp financially reliable
Word Origin
from the former practice of coating the bottoms of ships with copper to prevent the timbers rotting
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copper-bottomed

adjective

Genuine; authentic: a copper-bottomed scoundrel

[1890+; fr the covering of a ship's bottom with copper plates to frustrate the shipworm]


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