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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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RISING snooker star Michael White hopes he can recapture the form he showed at last season's World Championship as he looks ahead to the BetVictor Welsh Open, which starts tomorrow.
THE Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) said yesterday it was "very optimistic" for tourist arrivals from the Ukraine, one of the island's great white hopes in finding alternative, growing, markets to replace the shrinking ones.
IRELAND'S hopes of securing a first Cheltenham Gold Cup in seven years were dealt a blow as great white hopes Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs were beaten by enigmatic veteran Tidal Bay in a barnstorming finish to the Lexus Chase.
LLOYD WHITE hopes his first Super League drop goal can kick-start Widnes' season.
CRUSADERS hooker Lloyd White hopes France will continue to be a happy hunting ground for him as they prepare to take on the Catalan Dragons.
tiny such THE The footage taken by CCTV cameras mounted high on the gates of the Fredal yard does not clearly show the faces of either of the men, but Mr White hopes that someone who knows the pair will recognise them or their assortment of dogs.
AWARD WINNER Issie White hopes to sell her baking worldwide.
Volunteer David White hopes it will encourage more to join.
However, the racecourse's supremo Dickon White hopes that successors to Mosey, who will soon take up a brief connected only to the BBC's coverage of the London Olympics, might be more positive about racing.
New Haven Legal Assistance Association litigation director Shelley White hopes "this new policy by Fannie Mac will serve as a model to private lenders and state legislators considering actions to assist renters who are being immensely burdened by the foreclosure crisis.
White hopes the experience these two forwards bring will help the forwards unleash their backs for the first time in this season's Six Nations.