pass the torch (on)

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Definition of pass the torch (on)

chiefly US
: to give one's job, duties, etc., to another person He is retiring and passing the torch on to his successor. She says she's ready to pass the torch.

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“Pass the torch (on).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%20the%20torch%20%28on%29. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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