armchair critic

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armchair critic (plural armchair critics)

  1. A person who makes criticisms on a subject they have little knowledge of or practical experience in.
    • 2021 March 14, Vikram Dodd; Aamna Mohdin; Aubrey Allegretti, “Cressida Dick refuses to quit over vigil policing and dismisses 'armchair critics'”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Britain’s most senior police chief defied pressure to resign as she dismissed “armchair” critics amid widespread outrage over officers manhandling women who were mourning the killing of Sarah Everard.

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