carry the torch meaning

  "carry the torch" in a sentence
  • [American slang]
    1. Fig. to lead or participate in a (figurative) crusade.
      The battle was over, but John continued to carry the torch.
      If Jane hadn't carried the torch, no one would have followed, and the whole thing would have failed.
    2. Go to carry a torch (for so)


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  1. and they are looking for volunteers to carry the torch
  2. i want to carry the torch for ms . yue
  3. each runner will carry the torch for 200 meters on chinese soil
  4. I thought when we left, Pepper would carry the torch.
  5. I just got to be out there to carry the torch,

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