from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Designed so as to be impervious to human incompetence, error, or misuse: a foolproof detonator; a foolproof safety lock.
- adj. Effective; infallible: a foolproof scheme.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. For a device: protected, or designed to be proof against misuse or error; fail-safe.
- adj. For an idea or plan: infallible, or bulletproof.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not liable to failure
- v. proof against human misuse or error
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
Curse that Aimee and her so-called foolproof formula for success: “Wear your hair down and the highest heels you have, then watch the tips roll in.”
The little formulas that the smart boys who design these so-called foolproof systems build in so they can sneak a gander whenever they feel like it.
He proceeded to share his so-called foolproof secrets on how he managed to purchase eleven cars in his lifetime way below sticker price.
There is nothing which can be called foolproof or completely safe.
However, mammograms as important as they are, are not 100\% foolproof, which is why a CBE by a trained examiner is strongly recommended.
Look, I'm not an expert, but I am a bit skeptical that we could invent some kind of foolproof shield to stop a bunch of nukes.
"I'd like to have close cooperation with the United States, but in tenders I prefer a good price and good quality," Mr. Schwarzenberg said, adding that only a "foolproof" safety design would be acceptable.
Forget "foolproof" technology — we need systems designed to fail smartly
What do you think about Google Doc's security, especially when it comes to how "foolproof" the app is?