staying power


staying power

noun

: the quality or ability that allows someone or something to continue to be effective, successful, popular, etc., for a long period of time

Full Definition of STAYING POWER

:  capacity for continuing (as in existence, influence, or popularity) without weakening

Examples of STAYING POWER

  1. a long-distance runner with a lot of staying power
  2. a song with staying power
  3. Her staying power as a pop icon is remarkable.

First Known Use of STAYING POWER

1859

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