idiot-proof

/ˈɪdiət-pruf/ (say 'ideeuht-proohf)

adjective
1. (of a device, method, etc.) very simple, thus making errors extremely unlikely even by those who lack skill in or aptitude for its use.
verb (t)
2. to make secure against even careless or foolish misuse.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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