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pass the torch (to somebody)

to give responsibility to someone The president of the company announced his retirement, saying it was time to pass the torch to someone younger.
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pass the torch

Also, hand on the torch. Relinquish responsibilities, a tradition, practice, or knowledge to another. For example, When the company's founder became too ill to continue, he passed the torch to his nephew . This metaphoric expression alludes to the ancient Greek torch race, in which a lighted torch was passed from one runner to the next. A translation from both Greek and Latin, the English version dates from the late 1800s.
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pass the torch

To relinquish (responsibilities, for example) to another or others.
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31, current Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan will pass the torch to his successor, Ben S.
Throughout the run, United Way-supported agencies, businesses and community members will "adopt-a-stop" cheering the runners on as they pass the torch from one participant to the next.
The time has come to pass the torch to other parents who feel as they do about the importance of this event.
When the officers running each leg arrive at the locations listed above, they will pass the torch to officers who will run from those locations to the Raleigh Police Department at 110 S.
Klatsky said, "The success of our company over the past five years and the comfort we have in maintaining an annual projected 15% to 20% earnings growth into the foreseeable future, make it an appropriate time to pass the torch.
Perhaps Wynalda is subtly attempting to pass the torch from teacher to pupil, although it's unreasonable to expect too much too soon.
In announcing his retirement, Duterme said, "I am very pleased to pass the torch to Joe.
The 25th annual three-day run will start this morning at the Sherman Block Sheriff's Headquarters Building in Monterey Park, where Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will pass the torch to the first group of runners.
Cam images from local television coverage of the event, Cincinnati Bell Telephone will provide "live" computer images on its home page, showing regional runners as they pass the torch through northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati.
I'm very proud that I've guided the company to a point where revenue is now the central issue, and together with the Board we feel it is the appropriate time to pass the torch to someone that has a market focus.