stand the test of time

stand the test of time

1. To work, function, or endure for a very long time. As computer technology improves, it's ironically getting harder and harder to find a piece of equipment that can stand the test of time.
2. To be particularly popular or well regarded for a long period of time. Of all the cast members, hers was the only career that stood the test of time.
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stand the test of time

Prov. to be well regarded; to last for a long time. Bill and Nancy just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Their marriage has stood the test of time. The singer's work was not popular while she was alive, but it has stood the test of time.
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stand the test of time

also withstand the test of time
to continue to work well over a long period of time Look for software that has stood the test of time, not something new and unproven. So we want it to be a good house, one that's going to stand the test of time.
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stand the test of time

if something stands the test of time, it remains popular or respected for a long time Very little of the drama from this period has stood the test of time.
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Ne-Yo, who was recently appointed senior vice president of A&R at Motown Records, insisted that modern day pop stars like Gaga will not stand the test of time - unlike their Motown counterparts.
After all, it's no secret that for every era of gaming there have been quality titles that will always stand the test of time.
Some serious time has been invested into the online capabilities here and that, coupled with the incredible character customisation options, makes Soulcalibur IV a fighter that will certainly stand the test of time.
The leading men deliver electric performances in a movie which is sure to stand the test of time.
We trusted that MKDA would optimize the space while also giving us a clean design that would stand the test of time," says Sheldon Brody, CEO of Marcraft Apparel Group.
We need to keep with traditional buildings that are practical and stand the test of time.
Those that come from days gone by most certainly stand the test of time, however, and resonate well.
What we're trying to do is build an institution that will stand the test of time and will continue to thrive if something happens to one or both of us," says Dudley Brown Jr.
Fewer quality buildings that can stand the test of time are better than trying to do everything on a low budget.
Heinlein's works stand the test of time, as so many issues are pertinent to today's youth.
Agri Marketing magazine has reinstated its prestigious Product of the Year award, which recognizes products or services that are making news today and will undoubtedly stand the test of time as major contributors to the ag industry.
The real purpose--and benefit--of consortiums like HomePNA is to develop standard technologies that meet consumers' needs and that will stand the test of time," said Kurt Scherf, vice president of research at Park Associates, a Dallas-based market research and consulting company.
There is always something to argue with, but that is part of the enjoyment: his first book, Leisure and Class in Victorian England, was based on premises about the monolithic nature of attempts to impose middleclass 'respectability' which failed to stand the test of time (including his own later work), but it lives on as one of the best introductions to the issues and debates that it framed.
Then I thought about all the stresses I brought with me to the edge and realized that almost none of those worries would stand the test of time.
Will they stand the test of time when all the costs and benefits are considered?