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What does tried-and-true mean?
Tried-and-true is used to describe things that are known to work or be reliable due to having been tested or having worked many times before.
The term uses the sense of the word true meaning reliable and unfailing.
Tried-and-true is most often used to describe methods, tools, or other things that someone believes to be reliable because they’ve used many times before and they’ve always worked. It’s often used in situations in which someone wants to continue using the same method or tool they’ve been using to do something instead of trying something new that they’re unfamiliar with (even if it may work better).
It’s sometimes used without hyphens, as tried and true. However, if it’s used immediately before a noun, it’s usually hyphenated, as in a tried-and-true method for getting out stains.
Example: Why should we try a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies when we could just stick to the one that’s tried-and-true and that we’ve used for years?
Where does tried-and-true come from?
The term tried-and-true has been used since at least the 1800s.
When something is described as tried-and-true, it means it’s been tried or used many times and has always worked. Tried-and-true is most commonly used to describe methods for doing things. It may be used in descriptions of products to make them sound reliable, especially products that have been sold for a long time without having been changed much or at all.
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- tried and true (non-hyphenated form)
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How is tried-and-true used in real life?
Tried-and-true is typically used to describe reliable methods, tools, and products.
Going back to tried-and-true methods for anxiety management and baking brownies on a rainy afternoon. That work will get done… sometime.
— Jessica Friedmann (@MsFriedmann) November 16, 2017
I wrote about my tried and true methods for making seriously good coffee – at home and even at an office (you have to hack a Keurig, but it's easy): https://t.co/keVXsuGrhG
— Mark Bittman (@bittman) October 21, 2019
As a bootstrapper you should be spending less than 10% of your time on devops.
Devops can quickly become a time suck and distract you from everything else you need to do (development/marketing/cs).
nocode > code
PaaS > IaaS
Tried-and-true tech > Shiny new tech
— Ian Grabill 🇺🇸 (@IGrabill) September 17, 2020
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Which of the following words is an antonym (opposite) for tried-and-true?
How to use tried-and-true in a sentence
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
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What happened to true love knows no boundaries and all that?Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At 1:42 a.m., a commenter bluntly asked: “Jeff, Is it true you are a convicted sex offender?”Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, for he knew the boy was talking about him.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Each religion claims that its own Bible is the direct revelation of God, and is the only true Bible teaching the only true faith.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Each picture bore a label, giving a true description of the once-honoured gem.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It seems to be a true instinct which comes before education and makes education possible.Children's Ways|James Sully
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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]