straw man


Definitions (4)

1.Outline or draft copy circulated for comments or suggestions.
2.Third-party set up to serve as a cover (to conceal the identity of the actual party) in accomplishing a shady deal or something not legally permitted.
3.Alternative term for nominee director.
4.Flawed or weak person of no consequence or standing. Also called man of straw. See also judgment proof.

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