full proof vs foolproof :

full proof or foolproof

If you want to get credit for solving a complicated mathematical problem, you will have to provide a full proof. But if you’re trying to make something as easy as possible, you want to make it foolproof—so simple even a fool couldn’t screw it up.

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Definitions

  • v  proof against human misuse or error
    foolproof this appliance
  • s  not liable to failure
    a foolproof identification system
News & Articles

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    June 15, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
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    • Surprisingly, the names of the major award winners are leaking out before tonight’s presentation. But the plan was foolproof! Foolproof! • Can tonight’s Game 2 possibly live up to the hype generated by Game 1? I’ve already called in sick for Monday, just in case.
    June 15, 2013 - Sports Illustrated