Monday morning quarterback


Also found in: Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Monday morning quarterback

n. Informal
One who criticizes or passes judgment from a position of hindsight.

Monday morning quarterbacking n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Monday morning quarterback

n
chiefly informal US and Canadian a person who criticizes or suggests alternative courses of action from a position of hindsight after the event in question
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Mon′day morn′ing quar′terback


n.
a person who offers hindsight solutions to problems already faced by others.
[1940–45]
Mon′day morn′ing quar′terbacking, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
So forgive me Martin for again being a Monday morning quarterback.
This book is not a "Monday morning quarterback" critique from people who have "been there and done that" and think that it would have all turned out better if only they had been in charge.
One hesitates to become a Monday morning quarterback in these situations, because there is no doubt that all involved were trying their utmost to get the mystery solved as quickly as possible.
So, rather than being the Monday morning quarterback, I said let's try to get in there and train and share the knowledge in advance.
These same amateur political analysts eagerly pontificate about why the two major candidates are rising and tailing--much like a Monday morning quarterback explains why Peyton Manning has so much trouble playing the big game while "Ibm Brady performs so well under pressure.
But that's a bit like playing Monday morning quarterback now."
Like an astute player on fourth down, he punted that space football to his successor, and the Handberg volume gives you the Monday morning quarterback advantage.
The following are some "Monday morning quarterback" reflections on the importance of a secure, accessible project file, the obstacles to achieving it, and how to overcome them.
17 issue of Monday Morning Quarterback, a newsletter that reports on the office products industry, six officers and directors at Bush each sold substantial amounts of their stock in the company.