tried and true


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tried and true

trustworthy; dependable. (Hyphenated before nominals.) The method I use to cure the hiccups is tried and true. Finally, her old tried-and-true methods failed because she hadn't fine-tuned them to the times.
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tried and true

Tested and proved to be worthy or reliable, as in Let me deal with it-my method is tried and true. [Mid-1900s]
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tried and true

proved effective or reliable by experience.
1967 Listener Miss Aukin had the good sense to use the tried and true concealment gambit by which eventually two young officers, bent on cuckolding a greengrocer, were compelled to hide in the same grandfather clock.
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