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white hopenoun [S]

uk   us  
UK a ​person or thing that ​peoplehope will be very ​successful in the near ​future: This new ​car is ​seen as the greatwhitehope of the ​industry. US used, ​especially in the past to refer to a ​whiteperson who is ​expected to be more ​successful than a ​black or Hispanicperson, for ​example a ​boxer or ​basketballplayer
(Definition of white hope from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “white hope”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被寄予厚望的人(或事物)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被寄予厚望的人(或事物)…
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