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guardhouse lawyer

One who acts knowledgeable about something one actually knows little about. Stop being a guardhouse lawyer and giving me advice on how to get a job when you've been unemployed for months too!
See also: lawyer
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We were able to sell the officers on its importance, however, by stressing that pushing the button provided evidence that the officer was in the guardhouse when a theft or other incident occurred elsewhere on campus.
He watched the eyes of customers who walked near the guardhouse, trying to tell if any were depressed or desperate, trying to tell the future.
A teenager at the time of the killing, he said he had been in the guardhouse that terrible night and had seen Thomas come in with his gun drawn and pull the trigger.
Emergency services were called to a house in Guardhouse Road, Radford, at about 2.30am on Sunday.
Witnesses reported that a four-wheel-drive vehicle had been parked near the embassy guardhouse.
The Guardhouse Visitor Screening System from Miami-based Amtel Security is designed to track all movements of visitors; preapprove visitors by phone, Internet, or voice mail; print a gate pass that includes specific directions to the residential unit; and photograph visitors and vehicles for the history file.
Servicemen discovered the 29-year-old man near a guardhouse on the base shortly before 7am yesterday.
The guardhouse went up at Berlin's infamous Checkpoint Charlie yesterday.
The fully landscaped entrance gate also features a guardhouse for homeowners' added safety and security.
He added they waited for several minutes within the vicinity of the apartment's guardhouse before eventually leaving as the person they were waiting for did not show up.
The development is bound by a perimeter wall, with a landscaped entrance gate and a guardhouse that provides round-the-clock security.
Louise Tracey, aged 38, of Guardhouse Road, Radford, came with her sons Keanu Slater, aged four, and nine-month old, Kay Slater.