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man of straw

noun
1.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
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British Dictionary definitions for man straw

man of straw

noun
1.
a person of little substance
2.
(mainly US) Also called straw man. 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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