old guard

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old + guard

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old guard (plural old guards)

  1. A conservative, reactionary faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
  2. Collectively, the members of a team who have been a long time in a place.
    • 2011 February 1, Saj Chowdhury, “Sunderland 2 - 4 Chelsea”, BBC:
      The Blues, without new big-money signings Fernando Torres and David Luiz, relied on their old guard to dig them out of an early hole.

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