the standard bearer

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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They played the National air called "The Oz Spangled Banner," and behind them were the standard bearers with the Royal flag.
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The prince, pictured, will say: "As a country, we are rightly proud of our industrial heritage, but we should also celebrate our continued success as the standard bearer of quality manufacturing and engineering throughout the world.
Jim Grumbley is the standard bearer for the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
YOUR recent colour photograph taken on the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II showed the standard bearers proudly carrying aloft their respective organisations' colourful standards and my mind took be back to the time when I was the standard bearer for the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women of Cardiff.
He then joined the National Ballet of Chile as a principal dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and was noted for his portrayal of the Standard Bearer in Jooss' Green Table.
During a charge the standard bearer's forward momentum caused the flag to stream backward.
"Within the industry, we are the number one provider of educational and career development services, and the standard bearer of excellence through our Pinnacle Awards.
The book dwells too heavily on the role of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations as the standard bearer of QA, especially given its recent withdrawal from the managed care arena.
Former Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon Adejare Bello has said a former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; ex-deputy governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore and others, who have parted ways with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would come back to the opposition party, if he emerges as the standard bearer of his party ahead September 22 gubernatorial poll.
According to him, a simple fact widely reported by numerous media institutions is that on January 18, 2018, thousands of concerned partisans of the Unity Party including National Executive Committee members held a peaceful rally and called on the Standard Bearer Joseph Nyumah Boakai to unite the party.
The next day, Sunday, July 9 the venerable New York Times ran a headline on page 27, "Mother and 2 Girls Killed in Fire in a Queens House." Not until paragraph seven did the standard bearer of American journalism mention that a heated argument, supposedly "over rent," took place between Lakeisha and a tenant (described as a crack-head) only four hours prior to the discovery of the fire.