man of straw

man of straw

man of straw ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for man of straw on noun

  1. straw man.

Origin of man of straw First recorded in 1615–25 Related Words for man of straw cover, front Examples from the Web for man of straw Historical Examples of man of straw

  • 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

    1. a person of little substance
    2. Also called: straw man mainly US a person used as a cover for some dubious plan or enterprise; front man
    3. a man who cannot be relied upon to honour his financial commitments, esp because of his limited resources

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