straw person


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straw person

n.
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Having deployed this straw person, it is easy for Davis to knock it down.
citizen, the United States creates a "corporation" or "straw person" that is attached to that person.
Shapiro leads off the volume with Wisse's essay and also seems to emphasize its viewpoint by ending his own introduction with a swipe at a straw person: a contemporary lover of Yiddish who misrepresents the language as belonging to the Left.