assume the mantle

assume the mantle

To take, inherit, or receive the responsibilities and duties associated with a certain position or job, especially one regarded as important or powerful. The king led the country for over 60 years; now, his daughter will assume the mantle of the throne.
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Ankara and Tehran are now, under their respective leaderships, acting as if they had some sort of historical right to assume the mantle of Arab leadership, or as if they are somehow morally or politically superior by virtue of their meddling in Arab lands at a time of crisis.
While it's unclear how long Wally will assume the mantle of the Flash, Lonsdale did tell (http://nkdmag.
As you assume the mantle of leadership of your great country, I entertain the hope that the relations between our two countries will continue to expand and flourish in our shared desire to sustain peace, economic development and security within the context of our historic bilateral relations, the Liberian President declared.
Indeed, Southampton travel to the London Stadium priced as Marathonbet's 17/10 favourites to win, whereas the Hammers must assume the mantle of Betway's 15/8 outsiders on their own patch; the stalemate can be backed at 23/10 (188bet).
Diego must step up to the plate: Jon Toral was Blues' best player last season, and now Fabbrini must assume the mantle left by the Arsenal youngster.
Without Racal and Cruz, Rey Nambatac and McJour Luib will have to assume the mantle of responsibility of leading the team back to the finals and get a chance to win a second straight title.
Aided by her friend Wes, Phaet must navigate the assorted factions in the conflict, and ultimately return to the Moon to assume the mantle of "Girl Sage" that had been reluctantly bestowed on her.
But that path will have to go through Congress, and specifically through what remains of the political center, which must now assume the mantle of leadership from an executive branch that has clearly run out of useful ideas.
Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, a 64-year-old career Mugabe loyalist nicknamed "The Crocodile" is seen as a likely candidate to assume the mantle of future successor.
Now is your opportunity to join this elite group and assume the mantle in a figurative sense by completing the word rebus that awaits you.
But the five-man selection committee, headed by former captain Dilip Vengsarkar, felt Dhoni's 20 Tests in two years left the dashing wicketkeeper-batsman too raw to assume the mantle.
Equally, does Labour have sufficient inspiration and reserve to assume the mantle of office and steer a positive and sustainable course?
Unlike Myth Busters, Smash Lab tries to assume the mantle of serious science.
VC spokesman Neal Wilkins said: "Although Robbie Keane was the skipper against Brazil in the recent friendly, we feel that Dunne is more the type of player to assume the mantle of leader on the pitch.
The trade organization, which represents around 1,900 independent beer distributors throughout the country, said that Betty Buck will assume the mantle from Phillip Short, who has completed his tenure as chairman.