Definition of passed the baton
- The chef recently passed the baton to her young assistant.
: move, proceed, go
: to go away : depart
: a means (such as an opening, road, or channel) by which a barrier may be passed or access to a place may be gained
: a position to be held usually against odds
: the act or an instance of passing : passage
: a usually distressing or bad state of affairs
: cudgel, truncheon
: a staff borne as a symbol of office
: a narrow heraldic bend
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