Definition of white hope in English:

white hope

Syllabification: white hope

noun

  • 1A person expected to bring much success to a group or organization: he was the great white hope for many kids trapped in bad lives
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    • Suede were the great white hope of indie rock for a while; everyone was expecting them to fill in the gap left by the Smiths.
    • Maybe some of our stars aren't running so well at the moment so he is now the great white hope!
    • Having been rejected by the Tories, the man formerly regarded as the great white hope of the British right has refused all interviews and even turned down a request from the student newspaper.
  • 1.1Formerly, a white boxer believed by fans to be able to beat a black champion.
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    • When Johnson beat white hope Jim Jefferies that there were 14 lynchings.
    • In 1995, Peter McNeeley, another manufactured white hope, was demolished in ninety seconds by Mike Tyson.
    • Since Johnson had beaten every credible white contender, there was little discussion of another white hope in the newspapers following the fight.

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