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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The hulking, 6ft 6ins fighter - known for his devastating left hook - was saddled with the tag of "great white hope" and hated it.
I fear this great white hope will turn out to be a white elephant for the North East, sucking even more infrastructure investment out of the English regions.
Most famously, his story was fictionalized for the play "The Great White Hope," starring James Earl Jones, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and the Tony Award for best play in 1969.
'The Great White Hope' in 1969 and another in 1987 for his part in 'Fences'.
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.
Great white hope: The Opera House with her two-day-old foal at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand
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.