Great White Hope


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Great White Hope

1910 personification of white peoples’ aspirations for a white heavyweight champion. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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FRANKEL had been racing's great white hope before his only Classic appearance at Newmarket in the Spring of last year.
After a chastening, "eye-opening" winter the great white hope of North East cricket has been rebuilt and rebooted - and is now ready to show why so much hope has been placed on his broad Cumbrian shoulders.
CLEVELAND AND AKRON, OHIO: Posthumous pardons aren't high on most presidential agendas, but two Ohio theatres are hoping that President Barack Obama will take another look at the case of Jack Johnson, the African-American boxing champion convicted in 1913 for dating a white woman, whose story inspired Howard Sackler's Pulitzer-winning 1967 play The Great White Hope.
Maureen Dowd, who combines acerbic wit and deep insight in her columns for The New York Times , in her excitement about Scott Brown, the Republican Party's new Great White Hope, wresting late Ted Kennedy's US Senate seat from Massachusetts, compares him to a double waffle with bacon.
Tyson Fury was the latest up and coming great white hope who had his arm raised at the end of the contest, but the winner in every mind, apart from the referee's, was an accomplished journeyman fighter called John McDer mott.
STILIYAN Petrov arrived at Villa as a Great White Hope and Martin O'Neill believes he is now delivering a heavyweight punch on a regular basis.
India and China were recently hailed as the great white hope for car manufacturers, with fast growing, increasingly wealthy populations seemingly offering a panacea for falling demand in the car-saturated West.
This horse could develop into one who could give Mr Nicholls' great white hope (Kauto Star) a scare up the Cheltenham hill.
But there was no joy for Britain's great white hope Jenson Button.
So a cliche entered the language as racist America searched for 'The Great White Hope.
Coral have cut the odds against the new Great White Hope of British tennis winning Wimbledon this year from 300 to 250 to 1.