- From the testing of gold with nitric acid (true gold is not affected) (Wiktionary)
- From the testing of gold in nitric acid. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So far, Upshaw into Krugman was a success — the acid test this afternoon at the picket line.”
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Words and phrases George Orwell criticizes in his essay 'Politics and the English Language'.
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