To carry a torch for someone 单相思
The London 2012 Olympic torch relay passed through an area called White City, which was the site of the very first London Olympics held in 1908. The stadium was demolished in 1985 and BBC offices were built in its place. A plaque on the wall marked the place where the stadium's finishing line was.
2012年奥运火炬传递经过了BBC原媒体大厦 White City 所在地。此地是1908年首届奥运会的举办地点。老体育馆在1985年被推翻，BBC在此处建起了办公大楼。墙上的一块牌匾标记着当时体育场馆内田径赛道的终点。
英语短语 to carry a torch for someone 字面意思是为某人举着火炬，实际意思就是单相思。
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?
No! Well yes actually… is it obvious?"
另一个短语 to carry the can 意思是替人受过。
The boss is so lazy but when there's a mistake I always have to carry the can for him.