Something or someone that is expected to succeed. For example, Mark is the great white hope of the international division. This expression dates from the early 1900s, when heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, who was black, seemed invincible and the term was used for any white opponent who might defeat him. It gained currency as the title of a Broadway play and later (1970) a film. By then it had been transferred to anyone of whom much was expected.
noun 1. a large shark, Carcharodon carcharias, of tropical and temperate seas, known to occasionally attack swimmers.
noun 1. the theater district along Broadway, near Times Square in New York City. noun 1. the theatre district on Broadway in New York City
noun 1. either of two tall, large-flowered willow herbs, Epilobium angustifolium or E. hirsutum.
- Great worm