stand the test of time

To remain useful or valued over a long period of time; to last a long time.

Pop music comes and goes, but classical music has stood the test of time.

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  • stand the test of time — If something like a work of art stands the test of time, it is appreciated forever …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • stand the test of time — to continue to be effective, successful, or popular for a long time This film has stood the test of time …   English dictionary

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