survive the test of time

survive the test of time

1. To work, function, or endure for a very long time. (A less common variant of "stand/withstand the test of time.") As computer technology improves, it's ironically getting harder and harder to find a piece of equipment that can survive the test of time.
2. To be particularly popular or well regarded for a long period of time. Of all the other cast members, hers was the only career that survived the test of time.
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The timing is of critical importance and a reminder of a 2007-08 situation when the Musharraf-led administration was pushed to the wall for political reasons and the subsequent PPP-led coalition government decided at the last moment to put on hold launching of a few transactions in the international capital market, followed by an IMF programme on tough conditions that could not survive the test of time beyond few initial tranches.
I feel in 2018 we will see a lot of consolidation or liquidation of businesses that will not survive the test of time, leaving behind innovative supply chain providers to take on customer challenges.
Today is the day of celebration of language diversity for the country and we will ensure that these languages survive the test of time and place.
Let us hope our current methods survive the test of time and allow future generations their own opportunities to observe and discover 21stcentury life on Merseyside.
Way back in 1999 I knew that eventually the internet would be the only medium that will survive the test of time.
Philippine publications are often printed on cheap newsprint that does not survive the test of time because of acid built into the paper.
But while the joy provided by these great entertainers offers a short-term thrill, it is the trophies their teams win which better survive the test of time.
While many boutique law firms do not survive the test of time, our longevity is a testimony to the quality of our services and the loyalty and respect we earn from clients.
Some fashions come and go, never to be seen again, while others survive the test of time.
Like Jesus Christ proclaimed, "upon this rock I will build my church," which will survive the test of time and all the adversities.
Allow me to explain why print media will survive the test of time.
Slum building design guaranteed not to survive the test of time.
Although Benjamin Franklin thought that the Constitution was going to survive the test of time, he was only supremely confident about the inevitability of death and taxes.
Even letters that survive the test of time may face a stiffer test from history.
Even as these elements are a fact of life in government and specifically corrections, there are some processes and practices that are institutionalized and survive the test of time.