a faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
A conservative, reactionary faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
Collectively, the members of a team who have been a long time in a place.
Origin: old + guard
The Old Guard, often called by their French nickname les Grognards, were the elite veteran elements of the Emperor Napoleon's Imperial Guard. As such it was the most prestigious formation in Napoleon's Grande Armée. The Old Guard was formed of veteran soldiers who had served Napoleon since his earliest campaigns. It is believed that Napoleon hand-selected members of his Old Guard based on physical traits, most notably above-average height. Their imposing stature was likely impressive to foes and allies alike. Serving in the army for several years as well as a citation for bravery were also taken into consideration when selecting troops into the Old Guard.
The numerical value of old guard in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of old guard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Bob please never speak in public again... you are everything that is wrong with the old guard ...
As part of the GOP old guard, I joined a 12 step program to wean myself from politics as usual within the Party.
The old guard still wants heads on the block and Marines on the beach, but they don't seem to have realized that the world had changed, the PACs are raising peanuts compared to the business interests that are lining up.
Even now, he is replacing his old guard with new people, younger technocrats in their 40s, children of his old friends, so he is surrounded by 'nephews,' he is scared he could be murdered like Gadhafi. This is why he prefers to do anything to preserve power, so there are no limits, but to remain in power.
I've gotten to know a lot of great Republicans along the way. Most of them really wanted to help change things, but there was one big hangup in the end: they were all part of the old guard and they don't want things to change, we need a real change. I've gotten to know Donald Trump and was so impressed I wanted to be part of this historic effort.
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