tried and true, has been tested

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  • well-tried — adj [only before noun] a well tried method or principle has been used many times before and has always been successful = ↑tried and tested ▪ a well tried formula for success …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well tried — ˌwell ˈtried [well tried] adjective used many times before and known to be successful • a well tried method …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-tried — also well tried ADJ GRADED A well tried treatment, product, or method is one that has been used many times before and so is known to work well or to be successful. There are a number of well tried remedies which are perfectly safe to take... It s …   English dictionary

  • well-tried — UK / US adjective a well tried rule or method of doing something has been used many times and works well a well tried recipe …   English dictionary

  • well-tried — /ˈwɛl traɪd/ (say wel truyd) adjective 1. thoroughly tried or tested. 2. (of a person) refined and proper in one s manner of speech and its content. Also, (especially in predicative use), well tried /wɛl ˈtraɪd/ (say wel truyd) …   Australian English dictionary

  • well tried — see well tried …   English dictionary

  • well-tried — adjective well tried method/principle etc a method or principle that has been used many times before and has always been successful …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-tried — adjective tested and proved useful or correct a tested method • Syn: ↑tested, ↑tried • Similar to: ↑proved, ↑proven …   Useful english dictionary

  • well tried — adjective having been used often and therefore known to be reliable …   English new terms dictionary

  • tried — [[t]tra͟ɪd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ and adj Tried is used in the expressions tried and tested, tried and trusted, and tried and true, which describe a product or method that has already been used and has been found to be successful. → See also , well tried …   English dictionary