Meaning of “stand the test of time” in the English Dictionary

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"stand the test of time" in British English

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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)

"stand the test of time" in American English

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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)

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