"The nude Cynic fears no fire for his tub; if broken, he will make himself a new house to-morrow, or keep it repaired with clamps of lead."
Juvenal, Satires (XIV.308ff)
I got a job for $3 an hour distributing the ancient wisdom above in leaflet form to homeless people. All part of the Rockefeller social justice grant. Typically, the recipients ask me, "Who can afford a clamp of lead?" I tell them it is a metaphor to uplift their spirits. It might be metonomy, though. Back in the day I would have known.