carry the torch for (someone)

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carry the torch for (someone)

To be in love with someone, especially secretly or unrequitedly. I've carried the torch for her since high school, but I've never been able to tell her how I feel. Susan carried the torch for him for years after they broke up.
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Ms Frost, 47, from Menai Bridge, is a University of Bangor worker nominated through Lloyds TSB to carry the torch for her tireless campaigning for a local skating facility for young people, in memory of her son, Darren.
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