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Barrack-room lawyer

a person who freely offers opinions, esp in legal matters, that he or she is unqualified to give
Historical Examples

At Aldershot one of his most popular pieces as an entertainer is that in which he impersonates the barrack-room lawyer.
The Story of Baden-Powell Harold Begbie


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