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- past and past participle of try
tried and tested (or tried and trusted)
Denoting something that has proven in the past to be effective or reliable.‘a tried-and-tested recipe’
- ‘Our old, tried-and-true system of prosecution may not be the most effective tool for dealing with terrorism.’
- ‘Since their inception more than 100 years ago, built-up roofs have earned a tried-and-true reputation.’
- ‘The communities affected by youth crime deserve effective, tried-and-tested responses,’ Mr Redmond said.’
- ‘So far none have strayed from this tried-and-true recipe, though some diners may find it a bit oily.’
- ‘So we cross-checked and used the kind of tried-and-tested means of verifying, seeing who had documents and notes.’
- ‘At the same time, many tried-and-true products are proven best sellers.’
- ‘The old tried-and-tested methods feel faster!’
- ‘We tend to stick to classics or the tried-and-true.’
- ‘A franchisee would be foolish to buy into a system and not follow the tried-and-true recipe.’
- ‘It will follow the same tried-and-tested recipe as their TV show.’
tried and true
Denoting something that has proven in the past to be effective or reliable.‘you'll be following the same tried-and-true formula as other successful businesses’
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