trite and true vs tried and true : Common Errors in English

About trite and true vs tried and true

Ideas that are trite may well be true; but the expression is “tried and true”: ideas that have been tried and turned out to be valid.

tried and true Meaning(s)

  • (s) tested and proved to be reliable

tried and true in News

  • Junk Bonds, Emerging Markets: A Bad ETF Combo Right Now

    Some combinations, think peanut butter and jelly or autumn and football, are tried and true. Others are just trying. At least that is the current state of affairs for emerging markets ETFs that hold high-yield ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ETF Trends via Yahoo! Finance

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