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Origin of man of straw
First recorded in 1615–25
Words nearby man of straw
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British Dictionary definitions for man of straw
man of straw
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
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