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tried-and-true

[trahyd-n-troo]
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adjective
  1. tested and found to be reliable or workable.
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Origin of tried-and-true

First recorded in 1930–35
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Idioms and Phrases with tried and true

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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