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old soldier

noun
  1. a former soldier or veteran
  2. an experienced or practised person
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Historical Examples

  • But fully sixteen lagging years had dragged by since then; and for the old-soldier element the times were out of joint.

    Old Judge Priest

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • There were Pompeius and Corvinus, old-soldier friends with whom he exchanged reminiscences of the hard campaign.

  • Old-soldier resource and much hard swearing failed to make it a workable vehicle.

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)