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tried–and–true

adjective

Simple Definition of tried–and–true

  • : known to be good or effective : known to be reliable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tried–and–true

  1. :  proved good, desirable, or feasible :  shown or known to be worthy <a tried–and–true sales technique>

1792

First Known Use of tried–and–true

1792


TRIED–AND–TRUE Defined for Kids

tried–and–true

adjective

Definition of tried–and–true for Students

  1. :  found good or trustworthy through experience or testing <a tried-and-true remedy>




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