Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Proof even against the ignorant or meddlesome handling of fools; secure against accidents even in the hands of a stupid person: said of machinery.
“The content was more along the lines of the inherent risks of STDs and the fact that abstinence is the only fool-proof method of avoiding them.”
“Broad of beam, heavily sparred, with high freeboard and bluff, Dutchy bow, the Uncle Toby was the slowest, tubbiest, safest, and most fool-proof schooner David Grief possessed.”
“Watch how Friedlander explains shadow fighting and hear some of his other fool-proof fighting tips in the interview below.”
“I had the same idea for turkey decoys - I thought if I could skin a couple of hens and a jake, do the borax thing and then figure out how to fashion them to a styrofoam body with a fake head and a stand, I would have a fool-proof setup.”
“While there's nothing that you can do to ensure that you'll have a fool-proof, career-guaranteed post-graduate experience, there are certain things you can do to help.”
“Nuclear fills that place, but clearly we're not to the point where it is fool-proof safe.”
“I wish that I could say this plan is fool-proof, but I think you understand that there are no guarantees regardless of whether we're talking about careers or investments.”
“After much trial and error, Julia developed what she hoped was a “fool-proof locator system,” with master cards on each current field operation including the names of all the agents and student recruits, and their various code names.”
“They are fool-proof but they don't have the versatility of other calls.”
“While there is no fool-proof formula that guarantees admission to any particular college, here is one way of answering that question.”
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