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white hope

a person who is expected to accomplish much in a given field:
the white hope of the American theater.
Sports. (formerly) a white man who had a good chance of winning the heavyweight boxing championship from a black man.
Origin of white hope
1905-10 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for white-hope

white hope

(informal) a person who is expected to bring honour or glory to his group, team, etc
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Word Origin and History for white-hope

white hope


c.1912, originally in sporting use in reference to the quest for a white man capable of beating champion pugilist Jack Johnson.

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Slang definitions & phrases for white-hope

white-haired boy

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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