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acid test

test of genuineness for gold; not destructive of genuine metal. [Assaying: Brewer Dictionary, 7]
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"It is a deliberate acid test, not a B team, and this is certainly no lacK of respect to our hosts.
Royal Ascot winner Tha'ir has already come up slightly short in two acid tests, finishing fourth in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood before going down by a head in Sandown's Solario Stakes.
The nucleic acid test agents are quite sensitive and can detect the DNA and RNA of various viruses through blood screening.
Rana Sanaullah said whatever MQM says represents its own perspective, adding the acid test will be the number of votes cast in its favour.
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"The problem now is how we progress as a team, in a different way to when he was here." And Fergie believes facing newly-promoted Birmingham will be the acid test of whether or not the club was right to spend pre-season in the Far East as well as playing a mini-tournament in Munich.
SUTTON Town face the "acid test" after their storming start to 2009 within the next few weeks, according to manager Chris Keogh.
LEICESTER acting coach Richard Cockerill described next Saturday's Heineken Cup Pool Three decider against the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium as "the acid test" for his side after crushing Treviso at Welford Road.