To carry a torch for someone
A man carrying the Olympic torch outside the BBC's offices in White City, London.
Photo by BBC Learning English
If you carry a torch for someone, it means you are in love with them.
John has carried a torch for Jane for years but she doesn't seem to notice.'George is such a nice guy, isn't he? You carry a torch for him, don't you? o! "ell yes actually# is it ob$ious?'
Don't confuse it with
To carry the can
means to tae the !lame for something.
%he boss is so la&y but hen there's a mista(e ) alays ha$e to carry the can for him.
"he Olympic torch relay passed through White City, which was the site of the very first LondonOlympics held in #$%&. "he stadium was demolished in #$& and BBC offices were !uilt in itsplace. A pla(ue on the wall mars the place where the stadium's finishing line was.