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guiding light

Someone who is influential or an inspiration to others. Mother Teresa was certainly a guiding light to many who shared her faith.
See also: guide, light

guiding spirit

Someone who is influential or an inspiration to others. Amy's mother was always her guiding spirit during difficult decisions.
See also: guide, spirit

guide someone around something

 and guide someone around
to lead or escort someone on a tour of something or some place. Please let me guide you around the plant, so you can see how we do things here. I would be happy to guide you around.
See also: around, guide

guide someone away from someone or something

 and guide someone away
to lead or escort someone away from someone, something, or some place. (Usually said of someone who requires help or guidance.) A police officer guided the children away from the busy street. Please guide away those people before they bump into your grandmother.
See also: away, guide

guide someone or something across (something)

to lead or escort someone or something across something. I had to guide him across the desert. The bridge was very narrow and Jill got out to guide the truck across. We had to guide it across.
See also: across, guide

guide something away

 (from someone or something)
1. to lead something away from someone or something. I guided the lawn mower away from the children. Please stand there and guide away the cars.
2. to channel or route something away from someone or something. The farmer guided the creek water away from the main channel through a narrow ditch. We had to guide away the sheep from the road.
See also: away, guide

a guiding light/spirit

someone who influences a person or group and shows them how to do something successfully She was the founder of the company, and for forty years its guiding light.
See also: guide, light
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It took him four years to convince Nigerian Breweries, one of the largest in the world, to export Star, Guider and Legend Stout, but perseverance has paid off.
Guiders from Cole Valley had assisted in this project and some were there on the night as hosts, to receive awards and even a few to join in the celebration.
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But she puts her heart and soul into being a Guider.
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The critical guidance, unwavering support and solidarity of the IAM Flight Attendant membership made this tentative agreement possible," said Continental Flight Attendant and Local 2339N President Joey Guider.
beaucoup moins que] Ces sorties sur le terrain serviront a guider et a accompagner les enfants [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-on indique.
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Il a egalement lance le projet mobile Guider de 75 cycles a moteur sur le programme total qui visait 300 cycles a moteur.
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