a person who is a ready target for criticism or focus for disputation.
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How to use Aunt Sally in a sentence
"Well, Aunt Sally is the wisest woman in the world," replied Mrs. Bassett, with emphasis.
They're the best kind of pals, and of course Aunt Sally and the old professor were friends all their lives.
She always called him Morton, and she was Aunt Sally to him as to many hundreds of her fellow citizens.
Aunt Sally laughed, an amused, throaty little chuckle at this, and then the worried frown came back.The Dragon's Secret | Augusta Huiell Seaman
Highly flattered, Aunt Sally rose to lead the girls indoors to the sunny room where she kept her plants.The Dragon's Secret | Augusta Huiell Seaman
British Dictionary definitions for Aunt Sally
a figure of an old woman's head, typically with a clay pipe, used in fairgrounds and fêtes as a target for balls or other objects
any person who is a target for insults or criticism
something set up as a target for disagreement or attack
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