pass the torch to someone

pass the torch to someone

If you pass the torch to someone, you pass responsibility for something to them. 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. Supposedly, he would pass the torch to LeMond, seven years his junior.
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"I'm thrilled to pass the torch to someone who has tackled the toughest challenges time and again," said former CEO Rick Nelson, who now serves on the Board of TA Group Holdings.
Being Editor has been a wonderful experience, but I think it's time to pass the torch to someone else.