Definition of the old guard
- She's not popular with the old guard.
- (US) The old guard is stronger than ever.
- (British) The old guard are stronger than ever.
: dating from the remote past : ancient
: persisting from an earlier time
: of long standing
: one of a specified age
: old or earlier time
: 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
: 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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