great white hope


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Noun1.great white hope - someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field; "this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy"
hope - someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory"
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concerns me, Data, is that, from being seen as the great white hope of the industry, your latest incarnations are turning out to be pretty nasty pieces of work.
The former Wigan Warrior becomes the latest great white hope to make the crosscode transition, and doubtless hopes to emulate the success of another former Wigan and Sale star Jason Robinson, rather than the likes of Henry Paul and Sam Burgess.
Lyttle was an unknown to Ulster fans three months ago but his eye for a try has marked him out as the great white hope.
Now there's Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Jamie Vardy - and far from seeing that as a threat Wayne should, for once, enjoy not being England's sole great white hope.
The plays under discussion range from the canonical (Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun and Amiri Baraka's Dutchman) to celebrated, yet understudied works (Alice Childress's Wine in the Wilderness, Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope, and Charles Gordone's No Place to Be Somebody).
But with the demise of The Savage Eye, we've only got one great white hope for satire at the minute.
THE SACRAMENT (15) UNTIL a couple of years ago, Ti West was horror's great white hope following the excellent shock-satire The Cottage and slick slasher homage, House Of The Devil.
If he recovers from injury, Andrew Flintoff could even play for the visitors, but Ben Stokes will almost certainly be making his first home appearance since becoming the Great White Hope of English cricket.
From the moment he first emerged as Britain's next great white hope, Andy Murray was inevitably compared with his predecessor Tim Henman.
In addition to his many Broadway hits, Levin will win three Tony Awards in the course of his career, two as producer for My Fair Lady in 1957 and another as producer of The Great White Hope in 1969.
James Earl Jones was given his honourary Oscar for a body of acting work that ranges from his Academy Awardnominated performance as a boxer in The Great White Hope to voicing the role of the villainous Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies.
So, in a bid to become the great white hope - and one who is at least English, rather than Scottish or Canadian with a convenient passport - he is about to begin tennis lessons, armed with a mini Federer racquet.