carry a torch
or carry the torch phrasal 1. crusade 2. to be in love especially without reciprocation ; cherish a longing or devotion <
still carrying a torch for a former lover
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  • carry\ a\ torch — • carry a torch • carry the torch v. phr. 1. To show great and unchanging loyalty to a cause or a person. Although the others gave up fighting for their rights, John continued to carry the torch. 2. informal To be in love, usually without success …   Словарь американских идиом

  • carry a torch — phrasal or carry the torch 1. : crusade 2. : to be in love especially without success or return : cherish a longing or a devotion she still carries a torch for him even though their engagement is broken * * * carry a torch : to continue to have… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carry a torch — or[carry the torch] {v. phr.} 1. To show great and unchanging loyalty to a cause or a person. * /Although the others gave up fighting for their rights, John continued to carry the torch./ 2. {informal} To be in love, usually without success or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carry a torch — or[carry the torch] {v. phr.} 1. To show great and unchanging loyalty to a cause or a person. * /Although the others gave up fighting for their rights, John continued to carry the torch./ 2. {informal} To be in love, usually without success or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • carry a torch — vp To love someone. Maxwell s carrying a torch for Madeleine. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • carry a torch for someone — carry a torch for (someone) old fashioned to secretly love someone who does not love you. Graeme s been carrying a torch for Linda for years …   New idioms dictionary

  • carry a torch for — (someone) old fashioned to secretly love someone who does not love you. Graeme s been carrying a torch for Linda for years …   New idioms dictionary

  • carry a torch for — ► carry a torch for suffer from unrequited love for. Main Entry: ↑torch …   English terms dictionary

  • carry a torch for someone — phrase to be in love with someone, usually when they do not realize this Thesaurus: to love or like a personsynonym Main entry: carry …   Useful english dictionary

  • carry a torch for somebody — carry a torch for sb idiom to be in love with sb, especially sb who does not love you in return Main entry: ↑carryidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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