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the old guard

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   us   disapproving
those people in an organization or society who oppose change and whose beliefs and ideas belong to a period in the past: Radical reform was, of course, opposed by the old guard.
Translations of “the old guard”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保守派,保守分子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保守派,保守分子…
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