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    Cool the tried and true choice

    When we talk about presidential candidate campaigns, what can mean to say of one of them: "He's not the tried and true choice"

    The full sentence: He's not the tried and true choice, but he's got a groundswell behind him.

    No clue

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    Re: the tried and true choice

    "tried and true" means "tested and proved to be worthy or good".
    "ground-swell" implies "wide political support"

    He's not the tried and true choice, but he's got a groundswell behind him.

    We don't know how efficient he is or will be, but he's got the support of the public behind him.

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    Re: the tried and true choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    When we talk about presidential candidate campaigns, what can mean to say of one of them: "He's not the tried and true choice"

    The full sentence: He's not the tried and true choice, but he's got a groundswell behind him.

    No clue

    Thank You

    REMINDER: NOT A TEACHER


    (1) As Teacher Bennevis told us, the phrase "tried and true" = reliable.

    (2) Let's say two persons are running for president of your chess club.

    (a) Mr. X is 40 years old; he has been playing chess since he was 12 years

    old; he has won many competitions; other players respect his abilities; and he

    is always courteous to other players.

    (b) Ms. X is 23 years old; she has been playing chess for five years; she has

    never won any competitions; other players realize that she is not too competent;

    and she is often rude toward other players.

    (3) Whom would you vote for? Mr. X ( the tried and true choice) or Ms. X, who is

    very popular for one reason -- she is super beautiful and sexy. The men in your

    chess club think that more people would join your chess club if she were the

    president. And, of course, the media (newspapers, TV, etc.) would give your

    club a lot of publicity if she were elected. 90% of your associates in the club are

    yelling "We want her! We want her! We want her!" Are you going to join the

    groundswell, too?

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