acid test

  1. a rigorous or crucial appraisal
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How To Use acid test In A Sentence

  • But the acid test comes when you set the cost of servicing and repaying debts against the benefits of instant gratification. Times, Sunday Times
  • But ideals are easy; the acid test is how you relate to the individual vagrant, and all his dirt. NIGHT SISTERS
  • The critical question, the acid test of socialism, is the distribution of power at the point of production.
  • The acid test of insufficient food is hunger. The Sun
  • The acid test comes then. The Sun
  • Whether he would accept a pay cut would be the acid test of his loyalty to the company.
  • Much of the stuff, as it turned out, was unbuilt, and the obvious acid test of such computer enabled fantasies will be when they finally emerge in the flesh, from behind the seductive gauze of imagineering.
  • Ibrox, therefore, could be an acid test for Robertson, Levein and a few others.
  • The acid test, of course, was to sit through Driving Miss Daisy without shedding a tear.
  • The acid test of a good driver is whether he remains calm in an emergency.
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