man of straw (also straw man)

man of straw (also straw man)
1》 a person who is a sham.
2》 a person undertaking a financial commitment without adequate means.
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  • Man — (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf. {Minx} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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