- barrack-room lawyer
- barrack-room lawyer ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a person who speaks with apparent authority on subjects in which they are not qualified.
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barrack-room lawyer — (UK) A barrack room lawyer is a person who gives opinions on things they are not qualified to speak about … The small dictionary of idiomes
barrack-room lawyer — noun 1. An argumentative soldier given to disputing military procedure 2. Hence any insistent but unqualified giver of advice • • • Main Entry: ↑barrack … Useful english dictionary
barrack-room lawyer — (UK) A barrack room lawyer is a person who gives opinions on things they are not qualified to speak about. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
barrack-room lawyer — an opinionated but well informed know all Usually an old soldier who combines knowledge of army regulations with experience and bloody mindedness. In America also as barracks lawyer and in the navy as ship s lawyer or sea lawyer: Who… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
barrack-room lawyer — noun Brit. a person who makes authoritative sounding pronouncements on subjects in which they are not qualified … English new terms dictionary
barrack-room lawyer — Person not in authority who claims to know all the rules, or creates difficulties by quoting them … A concise dictionary of English slang
barrack — 1. n. & v. n. (usu. in pl., often treated as sing.) 1 a building or building complex used to house soldiers. 2 any building used to accommodate large numbers of people. 3 a large building of a bleak or plain appearance. v.tr. place (soldiers… … Useful english dictionary
lawyer — n. 1) to hire, retain a lawyer 2) a practicing lawyer 3) a civil rights; corporation; criminal; trial lawyer 4) a Philadelphia ( shrewd ) lawyer 5) (humorous; usu. mil.) a barrack room (esp. BE), guardhouse (esp. AE) lawyer ( a soldier who claims … Combinatory dictionary
guardhouse lawyer — American an opinionated know all and troublemaker Also known as a barrack room lawyer. Guard duty involves much tedium, providing fertile ground for bores and agitators. General as well as military use … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
sea-lawyer — see barrack room lawyer … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms