(also Old Guard)
Definition of old guard in English:
noun(usually the old guard)
The original or long-standing members of a group or party, especially ones who are unwilling to accept change or new ideas: the aging right-wing old guard
More example sentences
- He was too easily swayed by others and too anxious to be accepted by the old guard of the Senate.
- This week, though, the old guard will aim to re-impose the established order.
- You've got a built-in bureaucracy - people will fight tooth and nail to keep their positions - and there are old guards in the ruling party.
Definition of old guard in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan