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the old guard

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   disapproving us  
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…
(Definition of the old guard from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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