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stand the test of timeTo remain useful or valued over a long period of time; to last a long time.Rate it:

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test of timeThe correlation of longevity with validity of an idea or trend.Rate it:

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from time to timeC. 1595, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 3.Rate it:

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from time to timeOccasionally; sometimes; once in a while.Rate it:

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time after timeAgain and again; repeatedly; every time; always.Rate it:

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acid testTo test for the truth.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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acid testA rigorous test or appraisal of the quality or worth of something.Rate it:

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babysitter testAn informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.Rate it:

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babysitter testA test for the ease of use of household appliances.Rate it:

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duck testfor application of common sense and/or intuition regardless of technical parameters.Rate it:

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nose testAn informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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nose testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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nose testAn inspection of the nasal passages or a trial of their function, as for breathing difficulties.Rate it:

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put to the testTo test something or someone; to evaluate, scrutinize or explore by testing or experimentation.Rate it:

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screen testmovie auditionRate it:

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smell testAn assessment of a subject's ability to detect and distinguish odors.Rate it:

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smell testAn informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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smell testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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sniff testAn informal reality check of an idea or proposal, using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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test bedAny venue, setup, etc. used for experimentation, testing, proving a concept, etc.Rate it:

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test matchcricket internationalRate it:

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test the watersTo explore or probe, as before making a commitment.Rate it:

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stand a chanceTo have a chance.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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stand tallTo behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner, without retreating from confrontation, danger, or adversity.Rate it:

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stand byTo remain loyal or faithful.Rate it:

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stand forTo mean; to symbolize; to represent.Rate it:

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stand in forTo replace; to act as a double or substitute for.Rate it:

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stand backTo maintain a safe distance from a hazard.Rate it:

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stand byTo wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.Rate it:

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stand downTo wait; to stop pursuing or fighting.Rate it:

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stand forTo advocate, to support.Rate it:

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stand from underTo escape something falling or being thrown from above.Rate it:

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stand offTo stand some distance apart form something or someone.Rate it:

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stand on endTo stand erect, bristle, especially from fear.Rate it:

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stand upTo rise from a lying or sitting position.Rate it:

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stand upTo bring something up and set it into a standing position.Rate it:

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stand up againstTo defy or challenge someone.Rate it:

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take a standTo assert an opinion or viewpoint; to defend one's point of view or beliefs.Rate it:

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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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at a standIn a state of confusion or uncertainty; undecided what to do next.Rate it:

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stand forTo tolerate.Rate it:

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stand stock stillPaul Travers' Adventures, by Sam T. Clover.Rate it:

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stand upTo jilt or shirk.Rate it:

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stand upTo stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.Rate it:

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stand byTo do nothing. To be inactive in a situation.Rate it:

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blow this popsicle standTo leave an establishment speedily.Rate it:

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blow this pop standTo exit or remove oneself from a less than exciting location or environment.Rate it:

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