Monday-morning Quarterback

What Does "Monday-morning Quarterback" Mean?

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"Monday-morning quarterback" is an English idiom. It means "someone who criticizes or offers advice after the fact, especially when they're not directly involved in the situation."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "Monday-morning quarterback" used in a sentence:
  • It's easy to be a Monday-morning quarterback and say what we should have done.
  • I don't need a Monday-morning quarterback telling me how to run my business.
  • Critics often play the role of Monday-morning quarterbacks, dissecting decisions made in the heat of the moment.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Monday-morning Quarterback" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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