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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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 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.
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.
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.
Unlike Myth Busters, Smash Lab tries to assume the mantle of serious science.
Equally, does Labour have sufficient inspiration and reserve to assume the mantle of office and steer a positive and sustainable course?
Cook, therefore, seems well-placed to assume the mantle of Strauss' long-term heir.
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.
Given his considerable investment expertise, financial insight and acumen, John is exceptionally qualified to assume the mantle for overseeing Munder Capital's equity investment process," said Enrique Chang, Munder Capital's President and Chief Operating Officer and its previous Chief Investment Officer, Equities.
Following a highly successful racing career in which he won the Derby, Irish Derby and King George, Galileo is vying with Montjeu to assume the mantle of heir apparent to Sadler's Wells.
But now Thompson has revealed Larsson is ready to assume the mantle again.
On Friday in Paris, a young Merseyside centre back will take her first nervous steps in international football that may eventually lead her to assume the mantle left at the top level by the Everton player.
Turn down the wattage and you've got the art of a woman reluctant to assume the mantle of Godmother of Punk but clearly comfortable in every other cloak: poet, playwright, Bowery-fabulous beatnik, Detroit housewife, political essayist, and visual artist.
If the debut was a collection of singles and live favourites, the follow-up sees Dammers start to assume the mantle of leader and craft something that broadens the musical palette.