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    Ron Wolpa is offline Newbie
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    Question BLOWN IN THE GLASS CLINCHER : what does it mean ?

    From the noir movie Nightmare Alley (1947) , I heard the expression : BLOWN IN THE GLASS CLINCHER.
    What exactly does it mean ?
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    Default Re: BLOWN IN THE GLASS CLINCHER : what does it mean ?

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    blown-in-the-glass = genuine, authentic, trustworthy.
    blown-in-the-glass : Green's Dictionary of Slang Oxford Reference

    clincher = a fact, argument or event that is decisive or settles a matter.
    clincher - definition. American English definition of clincher by Macmillan Dictionary

    a blown-in-the-glass clincher = something that is genuinely decisive and settles a matter, for example an argument or contest of some sort, or ensures a success.

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