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[trahyd-n-troo] /ˈtraɪd nˈtru/
tested and found to be reliable or workable.
Origin of tried-and-true
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ecologists once thought that many small mammals stick to tried-and-true routes amid dense vegetation that provides good hiding.
  • Half the students were told to come up with novel solutions, and the rest were asked to stick with something more tried-and-true.
  • Science, and the tried-and-true scientific method, is supposed to be free of bias.
  • But these methods are now tried-and-true, and the existence of these five planets has been confirmed.
  • But in the wake of the recession, this once tried-and-true method of recasting an academic career now eludes many faculty members.
  • Dams are extremely disruptive to the surrounding landscape, but are a tried-and-true method of reducing downstream flooding.
  • But the tried-and-true means of after-supper survival was the you-go-first food taster.
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  • The glare from the sun was bad, it was said, which is a tried-and-true loser's lament in baseball.
  • To be sure, all this is possible using tried-and-true copper wires and mechanical equipment.

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