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stand the test of time

If something stands the test of time, it is still popular, strong, etc. after a long time: Which songs from the last year will stand the test of time?
(Definition of stand the test of time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stand the test of time

also withstand the test of time
to work well over a long period of time: The US Constitution has withstood the test of time.
(Definition of stand the test of time from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stand the test of time”
in Chinese (Simplified) 经受住时间的考验…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禁得起時間的考驗…
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