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pass (on) the baton

Definition of pass on the baton in English:

Hand over a particular duty or responsibility.
Example sentences
  • The world's greatest rower for a decade, he needs one last, great race before passing the baton on permanently to his long-term teammate.
  • The day Smith recorded her last album, Billie Holiday walked into the same studio to record her first - like passing on the baton.
  • My life is now busy teaching, studying and preparing for the arrival (in mid-October) of our new baby, so I'm pleased to have passed the baton to Mark.
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