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old guard

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Definition of old guard in English:

noun

The original or long-standing members of a group, regarded as unwilling to accept change or new ideas: the ageing right-wing old guard
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  • 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.

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