passed the baton

Definition of passed the baton

  1. :  to pass job and responsibility on to another The chef recently passed the baton to her young assistant.

Word by Word Definitions

passplay passed
  1. :  move, proceed, go

    :  to go away :  depart

    :  die

  1. :  a means (as an opening, road, or channel) by which a barrier may be passed or access to a place may be gained

    :  a low place in a mountain range

    :  a position to be held usually against odds

  1. :  realization

    :  the act or an instance of passing :  passage

    :  a usually distressing or bad state of affairs

  1. :  cudgel, truncheon

    :  billy club

    :  a staff borne as a symbol of office

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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