tried-and-true
adjective Date: 1792 proved good, desirable, or feasible ; shown or known to be worthy <
a tried-and-true sales technique
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  • tried-and-true — [adj] tested approved, certified, creditworthy, dependable, loyal, proved, proven, reliable, safe, tried, trustworthy, trusty; concept 535 …   New thesaurus

  • tried-and-true — tried′ and true′ adj. cvb tested and found to be reliable or workable …   From formal English to slang

  • tried-and-true — [trīd′ n tro͞o′] adj. proven by experience over time to be useful, effective, reliable, etc …   English World dictionary

  • tried-and-true — /truyd n trooh /, adj. tested and found to be reliable or workable. [1930 35] * * * tried and true «TRYD uhn TROO», adjective. tested and found to be true over a period of time; proven; dependable: »He believed in the tried and true American… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tried and true — adjective tested and proved to be reliable • Syn: ↑tested, ↑time tested, ↑tried • Similar to: ↑reliable, ↑dependable * * * adjective : proved good, desirable, or feasible …   Useful english dictionary

  • tried and true — adjective Well established and tested; known to work or succeed based on extensive experience. He liked to stick to tried and true methods in his garden. Syn: tried and tested …   Wiktionary

  • tried and true — tested and proven, reliable, true blue    When Sven chops wood, he uses a Sandvik axe. It s tried and true …   English idioms

  • tried-and-true — adj. Tried and true is used with these nouns: ↑method …   Collocations dictionary

  • tried and true — ► tried and tested (or true) having proved effective or reliable before. Main Entry: ↑try …   English terms dictionary

  • tried and true — Synonyms and related words: acknowledged, admitted, blase, committed, confirmed, constant, conventional, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, customary, dedicated, dependable, devoted, established, experienced, faithful, faithworthy, fast, fixed, folk,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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