tried–and–true

adjective

Definition of tried–and–true

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

First Known Use of tried–and–true

1792


TRIED–AND–TRUE Defined for English Language Learners

tried-and-true

adjective

Definition of tried–and–true for English Language Learners

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


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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