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When an article is an actual review, the item being reviewed will be rated according to the lead pipe standard, from zero through five lead pipes, where zero means “very bad indeed” and five means “essential.”
“Lead pipe cinch” is an old American slang expression meaning “a sure thing.” As in: “If you don’t quit complaining, it’s a lead pipe cinch that your head’s gonna get busted.” Leastways, that’s how we intend it to be understood here at THE CINCH REVIEW. So, any reviewed work earning five out five lead pipes also earns the accolade, “It’s a lead pipe cinch!”
THE CINCH REVIEW was founded and is operated by Sean Curnyn. Writing of his can also be found elsewhere, including at First Things and The Weekly Standard. He is usually seeking work appropriate to his abilities in the realm of writing and/or editing, so do feel free to drop a line if any such work is laying around undone in your vicinity. ( Email: editor (at) cinchreview.com )