Monday-morning quarterback

Monday morning quarterback

A person who acts like they have all the answers to a problem, especially in hindsight, usually without having any experience in that area. Likened to fans and commentators who criticize a football team after a Sunday game. Primarily heard in US. Social media seems to have turned everyone into a Monday morning quarterback whenever political issues are discussed.

Monday-morning quarterback

A person who criticizes or passes judgment from a position of hindsight, as in Ethel was a Monday-morning quarterback about all the personnel changes in her department-she always claimed to have known what was going to happen . This expression, first recorded in 1932, alludes to fans who verbally "replay" Sunday's football game the next day, the quarterback being the team member who calls the plays.
See also: quarterback
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Beebe put on his pads and helmet, ran onto the field and has taken his share of hits while we've been hanging out with our friends in the stands playing Monday-morning quarterback.
The advantage to being a Monday-morning quarterback is that while you can criticize with impunity, you don't have to call the plays.
We all become great Monday-morning quarterbacks when we see our favorite team lose a game that was all but won.
And the Monday-morning quarterbacks, sometimes including this one, just as critical.
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These Monday-morning quarterbacks should realize that the worst damage America will ever face is misinformed people misleading others for their own gains.