watertight argument

Idiom

Watertight Argument

Definition

An argument or reasoning that is so strong and convincing that it cannot be defeated.

Examples

The lawyer presented a watertight argument in court that won the case for her client.

He was able to make a watertight argument for his position on the issue.

She presented a watertight argument that the accused was innocent.

The CEO’s watertight argument convinced the board to approve the project.

He was able to make a watertight argument for why the company should change its policy.

Origin

Believed to have originated in the mid-1800s.

FAQs

Q

What does ‘watertight argument’ mean?

A

This idiom is used to refer to an argument or reasoning that is so strong and convincing that it cannot be defeated.