hand over the baton

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hand over/pass the baton

to give responsibility for something important to another person
Usage notes: If someone running in a race passes the baton, they give a stick to the next person to run.
(often + to ) Dougal resigns as head of the treasury this month, passing the baton to one of his closest associates.
See also: hand