hurler on the ditch

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hurler on the ditch (plural hurlers on the ditch)

  1. (Ireland, idiomatic) A person standing on the side of a hurling field issuing (unsolicited and usually unwanted) instructions to the hurlers.
  2. (figuratively, Ireland, idiomatic) An opinionated person who offers (unsolicited and often unwanted) advice on the best way to handle a situation.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The figurative definition is far more common.