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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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.
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.
The sausage specialist has confirmed listings with Budgens and Ocado for its Great White Hope free-range chicken, supplied by Banham Poultry.
THERE was a time when Wilko Johnson was the great white hope of British rock.
Cooney was considered the great white hope and a lot of racial tension was drummed up before the fight.
But there was no joy for Britain's great white hope Jenson Button.
His choreography moves across Broadway stages, as in Golden Boy, Sophisticated Ladies, Raisin, and It Ain't Nothing But the Blues; TV specials like Free to Be You and Me; and the silver screen in Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Great White Hope, and The Jazz Singer.