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Acid test-- what is it ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 19 May '13 01:31 pm
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To refer to something as' the acid test' means that it will prove how effective or useful something is.
The training course was very interesting but the acid test will come when I start my new job.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 19 May '13 01:39 pm

 
  
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`verified', `approved'
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 19 May '13 02:43 pm

 
  
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To refer to something as' the acid test' means that it will prove how effective or useful something is.
The training course was very interesting but the acid test will come when I start my new job.
Answered by Quest, 19 May '13 05:03 pm

 
  
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Agni Pariksha of Sita.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 19 May '13 01:44 pm

 
  
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A sure test, giving an incontestable result.
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In the California Gold Rush in the second half of the 19th century, prospectors and dealers needed to be able to distinguish gold from base metal. Gold doesn't react to most acids as other metals do, although it does dissolve in Aqua regia (a mixture of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid). To confirm that a find was gold it was given 'the acid test'. Various other tests can be made by the use of acid and these are all called 'acid tests'.

The earliest citation I have found of a figurative use of the phrase (i.e. one where no actual acid is referred to) is from the Wisconsin paper The Columbia Reporter, November 1845:

"Twenty-four years of service demonstrates his ability to stand the acid test, as Gibsons Soap Polish has done for over thirty years."

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Answered by anil garg, 19 May '13 01:41 pm

 
  
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A do or die situation which one has to pass through if he/she wishes to take chance for getting success in life. it could be deathr it could be win. so it is caled acid test
Answered by radhika ahuja, 19 May '13 01:34 pm

 
  
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Must be some sort of it, in the meantime wait for lipsika to wakeup and reply to your questions now you have openely started saying LIPSIKA answer this question,. how can u tell other people directly not to reply to your question what u have done is just plain ridiculous
Answered by rajan, 19 May '13 01:33 pm

 
  
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