guiding spirit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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guiding spiritnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   (also guiding light)
a ​person who ​influences a ​person or ​group and ​shows them how to do something ​successfully: She was the ​founder of the ​company and ​itsguidingspirit.
(Definition of guiding spirit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “guiding spirit”
in Chinese (Simplified) 指路人, 指路明灯, 舵手…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指路人, 指路明燈, 舵手…
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