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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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Sabi ko, sige i-accept ko s'ya as a visitor here but I cannot fully support her kasi may standard-bearer ang LP, Alfelor told reporters before Poe's visit.
(I told him I could accept her as visitor here but I cannot fully support her because LP has its standard-bearer.)
I''m proud to be one of the crew who has been chosen to be a standard-bearer."
And Wales defence coach Edwards said: "Throughout history, they (New Zealand) are the standard-bearers for the game.
Wales defence coach Edwards said: "Throughout history, they are the standard-bearers for the game.
For the past weeks, Aquino has been meeting with potential standard-bearers of the administration's coalition-Interior Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas II, Senators Grace Poe and Francis Chiz Escudero.
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