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  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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Related Words for tried and true

time-tested, proven, demonstrable, dependable, proved, reliable, reputable, tested, tried, trustworthy

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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