white hope


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white hope

n.
1. Someone who is expected to achieve great success, as for an organization.
2. A white prizefighter believed by fans to have a chance of defeating a black champion.

white hope

n
informal a person who is expected to bring honour or glory to his group, team, etc

white′ hope′


n.
1. a person who is expected to accomplish much in a given field.
2. a white boxer at one time thought to have a good chance of winning a title held by a black.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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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.
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