baton


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hand over the baton

To bestow a particular responsibility or job to someone. The phrase refers to a relay race in which one runner literally passes a baton to the next runner. I have so much work to do now that my boss has retired and handed over the baton to me.
See also: baton, hand, over

hand on the baton

To bestow one's responsibility or job upon someone else. An allusion to a relay race in which one runner literally hands a baton to the next runner. I have so much work to do now that my boss has retired and handed on the baton to me.
See also: baton, hand, on

pass on the baton

To bestow one's responsibility or job upon someone else. An allusion to a relay race in which one runner literally hands a baton to the next runner. I have so much work to do now that my boss has retired and passed on the baton to me.
See also: baton, on, pass

pass the baton

To bestow one's responsibility or job upon someone else. An allusion to a relay race in which one runner literally hands a baton to the next runner. I have so much work to do now that my boss has retired and passed the baton to me.
See also: baton, pass

under the baton of

Of a choir or orchestra, being conducted by (someone). It was great being under the baton of my old instructor again for our winter performance.
See also: baton, of

pass the baton

or

hand over the baton

If you pass the baton or hand over the baton to someone, you give them responsibility for something. Does this mean that the baton of leadership is going to be passed to other nations? Last year, he handed over the baton to his younger colleague. Note: You can also say that you pick up the baton, meaning that you take over responsibility for something from someone else. Now, Colin's son, Clive, has picked up the baton and the company has a bright future. Note: In a relay race, team members pass on a baton as they finish running their stage of the race.
See also: baton, pass

pass (or hand) on the baton

hand over a particular duty or responsibility.
In athletics, the baton is the short stick or rod passed from one runner to the next in a relay race. The related phrases pick up or take up the baton mean ‘accept a duty or responsibility’. Compare with hand on the torch (at torch).
See also: baton, on, pass

under the baton of

(of an orchestra or choir) conducted by.
The baton here is the rod used by the conductor.
See also: baton, of
References in periodicals archive ?
The Baton platform integrates with financial institutions' current collateral and cash systems, leaving their existing business processes, systems, and ledgers in place.
The final leg of the journey had seen cyclists - led by the Games' medical director Professor Paul Corris, a transplant physician from Newcastle's Freeman Hospital - accompany the baton from Leeds.
The completion of this project will result in the Baton Rouge Metro Airport having a first-class FBO facility that will rival the finest airports in the country.
The post Man arrested for stun baton appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Baton said that in July 2017 DOH dewormed 925,543 of the over 1.045 million children in Central Visayas ages 5-12, and 500,994 children ages 13-15.
'Many of the farmers heading towards Karachi from Hyderabad were dispersed following the police's baton charge while some are remained on the way,' Sabir claimed.
Pakistan is the first stop for the baton in its visit to South Asia.
Cheering onlookers watched as the baton was passed among dozens of carriers as it made its way towards the final Welsh stop, at Dolwyddelan Castle, on Friday.
The baton will come to Flintshire first, arriving at Mold's Theatr Clwyd at 5.30pm tomorrow.
More than 130 people will help carry the baton in Wales, one of a total of 71 countries it will visit.
The baton is making a 142,915-mile journey over 388 days ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 event, travelling through Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
The Baton, which carries a message from the Queen, will be seen throughout the city on Saturday - including at halftime in Liverpool's game against Crystal Palace.
In 2015, Baton Rouge ranked 2nd in the nation for HIV diagnoses rates among large metro areas.
"Pod Pack International looks forward to its continuing growth, and its resulting economic contribution to the Baton Rouge area," said Thomas Martin, executive vice president and COO.
The Scots actor and entertainer was in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, to help the baton along its epic journey.