staying power

ability or strength to last or endure; endurance; stamina.

1855–60 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
staying power
endurance; stamina

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Idioms & Phrases

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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
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.
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