American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slang Made or designed to be used or operated with very little risk of breakage or failure: "These point-and-shoot cameras are almost idiot-proof” ( Donald H. Dunn).
- idiot + -proof (Wiktionary)
“I also never liked all of the effort spent on trying to idiot-proof the OS, like the warnings about browsing program files and the like.”
“I think they just decided to go idiot-proof from the beginning. nortexoid benjamen”
“We could have replicated our shop in an idiot-proof sort of way in London, but it would have been soulless.”
“It took me nearly an hour of wading through terrible, ad-ridden tutorials, but I found eventually found a simple, idiot-proof solution:”
“Its 5-gigabyte hard drive could hold up to 1,000 songs, weighed “only” 6 1/2 oz., and had an idiot-proof user interface that made it easy to find and manage your songs.”
“Apple made personal computers a standard household product by developing a simple user friendly idiot-proof system that anyone could use.”
“But if your 'story' is correct; that there is a huge supply of unskilled peasants who could be plucked from the farm and put behind idiot-proof machines then there should be no middle class”
“But if your 'story' is correct; that there is a huge supply of unskilled peasants who could be plucked from the farm and put behind idiot-proof machines then there should be no middle class.”
“Made the contents VERY well-organized; basically dumbass-proof (like idiot-proof, only more … proofy).”
“That idiot-proof approach, like the Flip's, aims to woo the silent majority of users intimidated by consumer technology's complexity.”
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