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A Man of Straw

is an acrostic for amos.


"A Man of Straw" is a 1958 Italian drama film directed by Pietro Germi. It was entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

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Google previewSterling Dictionary of Idioms (1998)

by Vijaya Kumar

a man of straw (a) person of apparent but not 292 MAKING.

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted (1903)

To which Has Been Added Statutory Definitions by Frederick Stroud

says, " A Man of Straw is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Phrases (1922)

Phraseological Allusions, Catchwords, Stereotyped Modes of Speech and Metaphors, Nicknames, Sobriquets, Derivations from Personal Names, Etc., with Explanations and Thousands of Exact References to Their Sources Or Early Usage by Albert Montefiore Hyamson

A man of straw is usually used as a cover in proceedings of doubtful legality to shield the real author of the proceedings. There used to be a class of persons who attended the Law Courts, when at Westminster, and were prepared to give ...

Google previewDictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases (1891)

by James Main Dixon

A man of straw — an unreal person ; a product of the imagination. P. This plotter, this deceiver of the innocent, on whom you vent your indignation, is a mere man of straw. The reality is a very peaceable, inoffensive character. A man of letters ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs (2005)

by George Latimer Apperson, Martin H. Manser

A man of straw is worth a woman of ...

Google previewChambers Universal Learners' Dictionary

a man of straw (liter) a person ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

straw man a man of straw (see under man1); straw -plait plaited straw for hats; straw poll an unofficial vote taken to get some idea of the general trend of opinion : straw -stem the fine stem of a wine glass pulled out from the material of the bowl, ...

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A man of straw is better than a woman of gold.
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