Examples of acid test in a Sentence
The new team faced its first acid test when it played the national champions.
Recent Examples of acid test from the Web
How well a truck is loaded is the acid test of a mover.
In California, a promising novelist named Ken Kesey gathered a Dionysian troupe of Merry Pranksters and put on a series of huge parties called acid tests, where revelers dosed themselves and danced to a new band called the Grateful Dead.
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Origin and Etymology of acid test
First Known Use: 1854See Words from the same year
ACID TEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acid test for English Language Learners
: a difficult situation or task that shows if someone or something is good enough to succeed
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