the old guard

Definition of the old guard

  1. :  the usually older members of an organization (such as a political party) who do not want or like change She's not popular with the old guard. (US) The old guard is stronger than ever. (British) The old guard are stronger than ever.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing

guardplay
  1. :  one assigned to protect or oversee another: such as

    :  a person or a body of persons on sentinel duty

    :  troops attached to the person of the sovereign

  1. :  to protect an edge of with an ornamental border

    :  to protect from danger especially by watchful attention :  make secure

    :  to stand at the entrance of as if on guard or as a barrier


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