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guiding spirit

noun [C usually singular] uk   ( also guiding light) us  
a person who influences a person or group and shows them how to do something successfully: She was the founder of the company and its guiding spirit.
Translations of “guiding spirit”
in Chinese (Traditional) 指路人, 指路明燈, 舵手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指路人, 指路明灯, 舵手…
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