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carry the torch

To fight for someone or something and encourage or lead others to do the same. While you hate the idea of this big construction project and are ready to carry the torch, you should know that most of the townspeople have been very vocal in their support of it.
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carry the torch

 
1. Fig. to lead or participate in a (figurative) crusade. The battle was over, but John continued to carry the torch. If Jane hadn't carried the torch, no one would have followed, and the whole thing would have failed.
2. Go to carry a torch (for someone).
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carry the torch

If you carry the torch for something such as a political party or a particular belief, you support it very strongly and try to persuade other people to support it too. Note: The torch referred to in these expressions is a long stick with burning material at one end which provides a light. This kind of torch is sometimes used in processions or parades. This group aims to carry the torch for the millions of people who demonstrated and the thousands who died. I just want to thank all of you for carrying the torch, for being the solid base that makes our party what it is. Note: Other verbs can be used instead of carry. There's nobody left to take up the torch for the group at national level.
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The Canadian national, who is a copy editor for the nation's oldest English daily, carried the torch about 100 meters with high school student Lim Su-min through a mountain trail in central Seoul, Sunday.
Ibrahim Al-Hussein, a Syrian refugee who lost part of his right leg in a bomb attack in 2012, was the torchbearer in Athens who carried the torch on behalf of all refugees through the Eleonas refugee and migrant camp.
The Greek corporal who was the first torchbearer for Nazi Germany, carried the torch again in 1948 -- this time as a gesture of peace.
On a personal note, the UN chief said seeing this flame brings him back to when he carried the torch in the relay to the London Olympics in 2012 and the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
Mkhaiber accompanied both Fathers as they carried the Torch to St.
Young Jake McGee, now 15, of Ingleby Barwick, who attends All Saints School, carried the torch on a Stockton leg from the cricket ground to Harpers Terrace - and is "still so proud to have done it."
Chernyshenko, who carried the torch on a leg through London yesterday, promised the torch route ahead of the next Winter Olympics would be the longest in history.
The 13-year-old from Tile Hill, who is a keen wheelchair tennis player, basketball player and racer, carried the torch along Stratford Road in Warwick.
Local man Alan Hoyle, who carried the torch through Tynemouth when the relay passed through recently, will be at the centre on Saturday, July 28, to raise money for the Rays of Sunshine charity.
Cliff in Birmingham with the torch Gary Lineker carried the torch through Leicester yesterday, but not only is he a son of Leicester, he played for Leicester City many moons ago so he has excellent credentials for the task.
Corporal Johnson Beharry VC carried the Torch through the National Memorial Arboretum which coincided with Armed Forces Day Commemorations.
As he carried the torch up to the memorial today, 30,000 poppies were dropped on the crowd by a paraglider.
Other participants included 24-yearold Sean McFedries, from Stromness, who has Down's syndrome, and 16-year-old kidney transplant recipient Zoe Buchanan, who carried the torch into her hometown of Lerwick on Shetland at lunchtime - 600 miles away from the Olympic epicentre in London.
PROUD: A little girl from Moorgate Nursery School with her homemade torch in Ormskirk ALL DRESSED UP: Even Bruce the pony enjoyed the torch parade in Formby MOBBED: Torchbearer Frankie Meadows runs down Crosby seafront POPULAR: Crowds line the Southport streets to welcome the torch HONOUR: Formby's Phil Capper carries the torch through his home town while at Aintree racecourse Kimberley Cooper and Grand National winner Neptune Collonges made their way to the winning post RECORD BREAKERS: 5,880 schoolchildren formed the Olympic rings on the beach at Blundellsands to break the world record and, left, cabbie Bernie Buxton was mobbed as he carried the torch through Ormskirk
I will just try and run in a straight line." Matt carried the torch a short distance from Cardiff Bay before handing the flame on to the next runner.