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staying power

ability or strength to last or endure; endurance; stamina.
Origin of staying power
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Quartz-mining and milling require capital, and staying-power, and patience.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • If he had known all about her he might have formed a larger estimate of her staying-power.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for staying-power

staying power

endurance; stamina
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Idioms and Phrases with staying-power

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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