straw-boss

straw boss

noun
a member of a work crew, as in a factory or logging camp, who acts as a boss; assistant foreman.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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straw-boss

[straw-baws, -bos]
verb (used with object)
to act as a straw boss to: She was assigned to straw-boss the night shift.
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