man of straw ExamplesWord Originnoun
Suppose this man-of-straw, Dingle, gets a judgment and his paltry damages are paidwhat then?
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British Dictionary definitions for man of straw man of straw noun
- a person of little substance
- Also called: straw man mainly US a person used as a cover for some dubious plan or enterprise; front man
- a man who cannot be relied upon to honour his financial commitments, esp because of his limited resources