Blimp

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  • noun

Synonyms for Blimp

any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)

a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon

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Contradicting their previous professional assertions that combat mentoring was required--suddenly the Colonel Blimp brigade told any and all that classroom training would be both safe and a meaningful contribution.
Half a dozen Colonel Blimps running around waving flags and the same number running around tying knots in red string.
Out of the heat of battle he quietly cow-towed to the Colonel Blimps.
It is popular to portray the services as a bunch of myopic Colonel Blimps intent on protecting their turf and fighting the last war, even if that means increasing risk to our military personnel.
Imagine how much worse a tragedy such a death would be if we ever gave into the Colonel Blimps who still call for an enforced National Service.
These strutting upper-class Colonel Blimps, appointed by the Queen, have no purpose other than to preen their vanities and pretend that colonialism is still alive and well and living in Scotland.
The transition to self-rule was extremely amicable in the empire although there were always a few Colonel Blimps who argued that the world was better together under London rule.
Cue blubbing Colonel Blimps staring into the sunset, to the strains of Land of Hope and Glory.
The Horse Racing Deserves Better signatories are far from being the Colonel Blimps of RFC myth (although Colonel Blimps are allowed their opinions, too
Upon learning the team was to be discontinued, the Colonel Blimps kicked awake the military establishment media guard dogs and sent them barking madly into the fray.