carry on the tradition


: to continue doing something that has been done by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time
My dad and granddad were both carpenters, and my brother is carrying on the tradition.

Examples of carry on the tradition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While different teams have participated over the years, today the Alaska Goldpanners, a collegiate summer baseball team founded in 1960, carry on the tradition. Kristen Pope, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 June 2023 Current owners Missy and Randy Ellis carry on the tradition Feltner started. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, 20 Mar. 2021 Chan used to participate in triathlons with former Competitor magazine founder and early supporter of the race, Bob Babbitt, who persuaded him to carry on the tradition. Diane Bell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2023 But his staff is always up for the task, working with park partners, garden clubs, and community groups to carry on the tradition. Steve Annear,, 28 Apr. 2023 With so many asteroids needing attention, one of Lucy’s scientists decided some of the smaller ones should carry on the tradition of Trojan heroes and be named for modern-day Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Oct. 2021 So Granderson, 39, and the others leading the Players Alliance, a nonprofit formed after the killing of George Floyd that now includes more than 100 former and current Black players, looked for a modern way to carry on the tradition. James Wagner, New York Times, 23 Oct. 2020 Yet individual Tunisians continue to carry on the tradition themselves, insisting that waqf is above the dividing lines of politics and religion. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Apr. 2022 With the demise of Fukuoka International, the Osaka International Women’s Marathon, which has been around since 1982 and currently has a qualifying standard of 3:10, is the last race to carry on the tradition. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 8 Dec. 2021 See More

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“Carry on the tradition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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