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Monday morning quarterback

noun Informal.
  1. a person who criticizes the actions or decisions of others after the fact, using hindsight to assess situations and specify alternative solutions.
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Origin of Monday morning quarterback

First recorded in 1940–45
Related formsMonday morning quarterbacking, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monday morning quarterback

Monday morning quarterback

  1. mainly US and Canadian informal a person who criticizes or suggests alternative courses of action from a position of hindsight after the event in question
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