One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a product, procedure, etc.) designed to be simple enough for anyone to use or implement.‘each comes with complete instructions and detailed illustrations that make the installation nearly goof-proof’
- ‘I have tried to make these instructions relatively goofproof.’
- ‘It's easy, goofproof and automatic - kind of, as the popular verbal shorthand goes, like TiVo for radio.’
- ‘Some of the user reviews on ZDNET are pretty scary reading for someone who's looking for a goofproof printer.’
- ‘A few of the preparations are repeats from his previous English books - but with the added benefit of goofproof step-by-step illustrations in classic Dorling Kindersley style.’
- ‘The kit is a tad expensive, but it's so thorough, so incredibly goofproof, that you'll save millions in salon appointments!’
- ‘The bottom line, Gary, is that no database is goofproof, not even in the video rental business, with your simple task of keeping 20,000 titles and 20,000 customers straight.’
Design or adapt (a product, procedure, etc.) so that it is simple for anyone to use.‘these simple steps can goof-proof your 1040’
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