Rather, they seek to function as a litmus test for individuals.
So as the reality of a two-state solution slips away, many who oppose it now make it the litmus test for being in the mainstream.
The Democrats seem to have mastered inclusiveness—whereas Republicans, like a country club, seem to require a litmus test.
Unmodified by the diversity of interests, they got to vote on their litmus test issue alone.
How can he apply a litmus test without answering that question.
“They control the nominating process—and every year they add a new ingredient to the litmus test,” Carlson continued.
He said that the case of his nephew Chen Kegui was a litmus test for the rule of law in China.
If he wins, they will say it was because he campaigned as a committed conservative who checked the box on every litmus test.
Aalberts advises a litmus test of common sense whenever heading overseas.
Maybe he's also thinking, is this vote really, really going to be a litmus test come 2015-16?
litmus test n.
A test for chemical acidity or basicity using litmus paper.