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Informal any person who is expected to bring honor, glory, etc. to some group, place, etc.
Origin of white hopeterm origin, originally applied to white boxers who, it was thought, might be able to defeat black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson (c. 1910)
- Someone who is expected to achieve great success, as for an organization.
- A white prizefighter believed by fans to have a chance of defeating a black champion.