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standard-bearer

1. A military member who carries the flag of their unit. The soldier marched proudly, flag in hand, as the standard-bearer of his unit.
2. The widely-accepted leader of a cause, movement, or ideology. She rose above her contemporaries to become the standard-bearer of the women's rights movement.

the standard bearer

COMMON The standard bearer of a group of people or a belief is a person who represents them. He saw himself as the standard bearer of the right of the party. She's become very much the standard bearer for traditional, family values. Note: A standard is a flag with badges or symbols on it, which represent a person or organization. In the past, a standard bearer was the person who led an army into battle carrying a standard.
See also: bearer, standard
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Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya, an LP stalwart, said Roxas is being considered as the party's standard-bearer.
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It was a difficult decision because of (my) family, but the entire city of San Juan and Mar Roxas know where my heart belongs, Gomez told reporters after she and Liberal Party standard-bearer led the weekly flag-raising ceremony at City Hall.
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The CODiE Awards showcase the software and digital content industry's finest products and services, and remain the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision.
Aquino previously said he would announce his chosen standard-bearer of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) after his last State of the Nation Address on Monday.
Amgen is experiencing slowed growth in sales of its two standard-bearer drugs and has no blockbuster products near completion to make up the difference.
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s two standard-bearer products - graphics software to simulate water and sky in movies, and a fingerprint-identification system for security and time-clock applications.
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The PDP-Laban will field Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as its standard-bearer, once the latter decides to run for president in 2016.
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