In recent years, the court has drastically scaled back the ability of federal courts to second-guess state court convictions.
And even EMS dispatch vets, generally reluctant to second-guess the work of one of their own, have piled on.
The incentives for the police and the government are pretty clear, and I'm not willing to second-guess them.
But he feels free to second-guess politicians “as a seasoned journalist.”
Eisenhower, of course, was rather difficult to second-guess on such matters.
"It is a regrettable reality that some federal judges like to second-guess state courts," Scalia and Alito wrote.
But financiers who second-guess management about the details of company operations may be over-reaching.
So you may want to second-guess yourself next time you plan on drinking 4,000 calories worth of soda in a day.
Rosensaft, the son of Holocaust survivors, added: “I am not going to second-guess from afar who he meets with.”
Far be it from me to second-guess Jeff Shesol, who wrote in Newsweek that Obama should not take on the court.
1941, back-formation from second-guesser (1937), American English, originally baseball slang for a fan who loudly questions decisions by players, managers, etc.; perhaps from guesser in the baseball slang sense of "umpire."