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- adj. Well-established and tested; known to work or succeed based on extensive experience.
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- adj. tested and proved to be reliable
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I felt very lucky, for I already had a nucleus, tried and true for eight years, headed by Susan in the office and Laurie Firestone in the house.
We have developed a 30-day job-getting program that applies time management and structure to tried and true techniques that have helped millions of people find good jobs.
They paid relatively stiff weekly dues, and they raised additional funds with such tried and true schemes as bikini car washes.
King Olmigon had insisted that this plan be abandoned — simply because it was so tried and true as to be obvious.