acid test

noun

Definition of acid test

  1. :  a severe or crucial test

Examples of acid test in a Sentence

  1. The new team faced its first acid test when it played the national champions.

1854

First Known Use of acid test

1854


ACID TEST Defined for English Language Learners

acid test

noun

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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