guardhouse lawyer


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.

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  • guardhouse lawyer — Mil. Slang. a person in military service, esp. an inmate of a guardhouse or brig, who is or claims to be an authority on military law, regulations, and soldiers rights. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • guardhouse lawyer — noun : a person in the military service who pretends to wide knowledge of regulations, military law, and his rights; especially : one who so pretends while in confinement * * * Mil. Slang. a person in military service, esp. an inmate of a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Brotherhood of War (novel series) — Brotherhood of War is a series of novels written by W. E. B. Griffin about the United States Army from the Second World War through the Vietnam War. The story centers around the careers of four U.S. Army officers who were lieutenants in the early …   Wikipedia


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