barrack-room lawyer

barrack-room lawyer

n
a person who freely offers opinions, esp in legal matters, that he or she is unqualified to give
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barrack-room lawyer

n (pej)Paragrafenreiter m (inf)
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I reckon any employer receiving a job application from Caitlin will hurl it into the bin because who would want a barrack-room lawyer on their payroll?
I'd like to think that was more like the real Nigel Reo-Coker rather than the alleged barrack-room lawyer of last season.
There's something of the barrack-room lawyer about him, but at least he's willing to stand up and be counted when there's an issue to be debated, rather than tamely keeping his head down like so many of the bland band of dressing-room brothers.
It's happened to Rio, it could happen to any of us,' the leading barrack-room lawyer will have told the many meetings of players that took place.
It could happen to any of us,'' the leading barrack-room lawyer will have told the many meetings between the players.
Now Boucher is a difficult customer - bright, articulate and known to be a barrack-room lawyer at times - but he is a terrific competitor, who has scored four Test hundreds and loves to stick it up England.
James, the senior barrack-room lawyer who pushed for a withdrawal of labour, made a number of crucial saves.
The child was kept on the stand for sickening hour upon sickening hour while he played the barrack-room lawyer, asking intimate questions as she shook and wept.
As far as your barrack-room lawyer neighbour is concerned he or she is potty.
Everything about it stank, from the timing to the almost immediate BHA backtrack to the weighing room full of bolshie barrack-room lawyers.