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Guards, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishGuards, thethe GuardsGuards, the /ɡɑːdz $ ɡɑːrdz/  a group of regiments (=large groups of soldiers) in the British army, originally those who guarded the king or queen. For young upper-class men in the UK, being an officer in the Guards is regarded as a good job. see also Coldstream Guards, the, grenadier, Irish Guards, the