||transmission of a car or truck
||When you buy a used car, check the condition of the tranny, eh.
||wreck, ruin, ratch
||That puppy trashed one of my slippers - chewed it to pieces!
|trash the place
||wreck a room or building, a bull in a china shop
||If you invite the Casey boys, they'll trash the place.
||fashionable, at the beginning of a trend
||That's a trendy coat she's wearing. I've seen it in fashion magazines.
|trial and error
||learn by correcting errors, hit and miss
||We learned to make pizza by trial and error. We gradually improved.
||proposed program, planned policy, pilot project
||If you want to know public opinion, send up a trial balloon and
listen to what they say.
||doing the steps to see if your procedure is correct, try it out
||Let's do a trial run to see if we know how to make espresso coffee.
||a system that depends on government spending to help the economy
||Private enterprise is better than trickle-down economics because profit motivates people.
|tricks of the trade
||(See the tricks of the trade)
|tried and true
||tested and proven, reliable, true blue
||When Sven chops wood, he uses a Sandvik axe. It's tried and true.