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the acid test

noun [S] uk   us  
the true test of the value of something: It looks good, but will people buy it? That's the acid test.
Translations of “the acid test”
in Chinese (Traditional) 真正的考驗, 嚴峻的考驗, 決定性的考驗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 真正的考验, 严峻的考验, 决定性的考验…
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