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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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In his Symposium speech, titled "Reflections of a Newsman: Ingredients of Staying Power for a New Generation," Brokaw will draw on this deep historical knowledge, as well as his 35 years of experience reporting on breaking news and world events, as he discusses the personal and professional qualities that embody Staying Power for today's generation -- a generation that, like our forebears, faces the challenges of a drastically changed world.