hurler on the ditch

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hurler on the ditch

A person who offers unsolicited criticism or advice about something in which he or she is not an active participant. Taken from the sport of hurling, a player of which is a hurler. Primarily heard in Ireland. All these people condemning the political process from social media, many of whom I'm sure don't vote, are just hurlers on the ditch in my opinion.
See also: ditch, on
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Sales of Hurler On The Ditch, memoirs of former political correspondent and Ombudsman Michael Mills, and Always Me, Dickie Rock's biography, will be tax-free.