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standard-bearer

1. A military member who carries the flag of their unit. The soldier marched proudly, flag in hand, as the standard-bearer of his unit.
2. The widely-accepted leader of a cause, movement, or ideology. She rose above her contemporaries to become the standard-bearer of the women's rights movement.

the standard bearer

COMMON The standard bearer of a group of people or a belief is a person who represents them. He saw himself as the standard bearer of the right of the party. She's become very much the standard bearer for traditional, family values. Note: A standard is a flag with badges or symbols on it, which represent a person or organization. In the past, a standard bearer was the person who led an army into battle carrying a standard.
See also: bearer, standard
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Critics said LP has yet to announce its standard bearer because of its shallow bench.
But the most annoying "custom" which developed at the National Memorial was the placing of the standard bearers with their backs to the memorial, so that when they dipped their standards they dipped them towards the crowd.
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Even as Yeltsin spoke, the Communists were lampooning him as a weak rival and celebrating the nomination of their standard bearer, Gennadi Zyuganov, at their party congress in Moscow.
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The parade will be led by the union flag which will be carried this year by Grace Reynolds, standard bearer for the Bulkington branch of the Royal British Legion.
At the blessing by Coatham vicar Bruce Harrison, the flag was carried into the church by branch standard bearer and secretary Eric Howden, escorted by branch president Jack Lambert.
e event also recognised Cecil's decision to step down as the standard bearer later this year for the Coventry Ex-Servicemen's Association.
Now in its twenty-first year, the awards are the standard bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the software community.
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He holds the position within branch of secretary, welfare secretary, Poppy Appeal organiser and standard bearer - obviously 'service satisfies' and he is much appreciated by all branch members.
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