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relay race

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
relay raceˈrelay ˌrace noun [countable]  DSa running or swimming race between two or more teams in which each member of the team takes part one after another
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relay raceIt moves from department to department in a pre-arranged sequence like the baton in a relay race.We were the baton in a relay race to war.Our marriage has been like a relay race.He ran forward, holding his torch out straight in front of him, like the very last runner in some crazy relay race.Such leaders are all members of a spiritual relay race handing on the messianic baton it seems.Each member of the relay race needs to entice others to be on the team.
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