staying power

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of staying power

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

Examples of staying power in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of staying power

1859


STAYING POWER Defined for English Language Learners

staying power

noun

Definition of staying power for English Language Learners

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


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