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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.
On the left, Cardenas will once again be the standard-bearer, and he may lead his party to important victories in local, state, and congressional elections.
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.
THE presidential sisters-and yes, including Kris Aquino-are solidly behind Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas.
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.
With Interior Secretary Mar Roxas the only party member signifying any interest in running for President, there will be no need for the Liberal Party (LP) to hold a convention to choose its standard-bearer, according to Senate President Franklin Drilon.
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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