[Ads-l] Astros clinch World Series

Dan Goncharoff TheGonch at MEDIAKAT.COM
Thu Nov 2 08:36:23 EDT 2017

I would never write that about a game 7 win. For me, clinching requires
uncertainty. The Astros could have clinched in game 6, but didn't.

I won't use 'clinch' in a simple win-or-lose situation. I can see it in
complex scenarios, eg, clinching a spot in the playoffs by winning the last
regular season game.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list