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
References in classic literature ?
They played the National air called "The Oz Spangled Banner," and behind them were the standard bearers with the Royal flag.
He says when he asked the standard bearer for his opinion on the issue, Boakia blasted at him, querying why him why he was on the side of standard bearer emeritus President Sirleaf father than him [Joe Boakai] despite being his nephew.
If Donald Trump is the standard bearer of the Republican Party, Dallas Rep.
He made the statements in reaction to an earlier pronouncement House Minority Leader and Lakas-CMD partymate Danilo Suarez that he could be the standard bearer of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats in 2016.
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.
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.
OUR best wishes are conveyed to ex-service colleague Cliff Wooley for a quick recovery from illness and return to the fold of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment's Association - he is the Standard Bearer, also a member of the City of Coventry Ex-Service Standard Bearers Association, to which he has given first class service.
Phil Warton, a veteran who served 24 years in the REME and two years in the Worcestershire Regiment is now the Standard Bearer for the branch.