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

"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 ​longtime: 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 ​longperiod 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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