tried and true


tested and found to be reliable or workable.

1930–35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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tried and true

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

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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