The debt ceiling vote will be something close to an acid test that this budget deal represents a cease fire in the budget wars.
In his new book acid test, author Tom Shroder tells the story of Nick, a veteran haunted by PTSD.
It may be painful, but this is an acid test for Republicans.
The acid test of any service done for our soldiers in France is the value the men themselves place upon it.
I have submitted that water-district plan to the acid test, Colonel.
The writer believes for city milk inspectors that the acid test would serve a very useful purpose.
He handled the Sunday excursions, which was the acid test of a trainmans grit.
On the whole Buck Weaver would stand the acid test, the old soldier was coming to think.
Like the dying––or the reborn––Northrup put his loved ones to the acid test.
The acid test in arithmetic was not the mastery of the method, but the number of minutes required to work out an example.
A party at which LSD is added to food and drink
To provide special effects at a party, usually of a psychedelic sort: He acid-tested his place with colored strobe lights
[Narcotics; punning adaptation of ''a final and decisive test'']