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staying power

noun
1.
ability or strength to last or endure; endurance; stamina.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples for staying power
  • If she had genius, she lacked stamina, the sticking and staying power genius needs if it is to do more than flash erratically.
  • Once a cooperative exhausts its staying power, a merger or acquisition can be put together with minimum negotiation.
  • It is foundation's proven effectiveness over decades that accounts for its staying power, say its defenders.
  • For all this, the movement may have some staying power.
  • Memes are complex units, distinct and memorable-units with staying power.
  • Fossil fuels have the kind of staying power to perpetuate itself this way.
  • Still, no one questions its staying power as a dominant media brand.
  • It's not clear that either will have the same cultural resonance or staying power.
  • They have longer staying power than anything that appears in magazines.
  • But its vast renown hardly begins to account for its staying power.
British Dictionary definitions for staying power

staying power

noun
1.
endurance; stamina
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with staying power
The ability to endure or last, as in I'm not sure that this young novelist will have staying power, or Our candidate definitely has staying power. This expression comes from racing, where it means “the strength to maintain speed through a race.” [ Second half of 1800s ]
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