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the acid testnoun [S]

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the ​truetest of the ​value of something: It ​looks good, but will ​peoplebuy it? That's the ​acidtest.
(Definition of the acid test from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the acid test”
in Chinese (Simplified) 真正的考验, 严峻的考验, 决定性的考验…
in Chinese (Traditional) 真正的考驗, 嚴峻的考驗, 決定性的考驗…
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