survive the test of time

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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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This argument is based on the premise that the current slow diffusion of innovation in biomedicine serves as a Darwinian filtering process, with only the most effective applications surviving the test of time.
SURVIVING the test of time when newer models are springing up from all sides can be a tricky exercise.
PORTLAND, Maine -- When it comes to surviving the test of time, and the challenges of an ever-changing economy, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has the secret to success: stay loyal to your roots while listening to your customers.