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staying power

The ability to endure or last, as in I'm not sure that this young novelist will have staying power, or Our candidate definitely has staying power. This expression comes from racing, where it means "the strength to maintain speed through a race." [Second half of 1800s]
See also: power, stay
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On good ground, marathon chases are actually an interesting betting medium, because in those conditions horses need not only staying power but an ability to hold a good position and to have some pace, rather than simply plugging on stoically in hock-deep mud.
They don't want America to leave, but they fear an erosion of American staying power under the current policy.
With the risk that a VC might not have the staying power for future funding rounds, startups have reason to be more selective in picking their backers.
As Samuelson notes, one reason paper has demonstrated such staying power is "because new technology has saved the old.
So a drug that has a cultural reputation of enhancing sexual prowess could be abused in situations in which people are desirous of having multiple partners or greater staying power.
But the very fact that this information on the array of communication media comes to me in magazines, newsletters, and books shows the staying power of print.
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South African solo choreographer and dancer Vincent Mantsoe possesses such staying power.
But this show's ability to mine comic gold from the duo has more staying power.
A new study suggests that there's an evolutionary reason for granny's staying power.
If Civic Endurance expresses the physical stamina required of these youths, many of whom dedicated their performances to recently deceased friends, it's also a tribute to the staying power of the homeless, who in Seattle are forced to suffer a law that criminalizes standing in place on the street, and to endurance performance works of the '70s, now put to sociopolitical effect.
On the contrary, they say a magazine article can communicate to a reader with depth, detail and long-term staying power.
Rodney Smith's tech infrastructure plays have staying power