straw man

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straw man

One who purchases real property in his or her own name and then holds it for sale to the person who supplied the money for the sale,the intended ultimate purchaser.The technique is often used when a well-known developer,or even a large local property owner such as a hospital or university,wishes to conceal its identity so sellers do not raise their prices.

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He might be leading in opinion polls but David Cameron is a man of straw without the policies or passion to lead Britain.
Depute fiscal Ron Phillips said: "He is effectively a man of straw.
THE mighty duo of Batman Bush and Robin Blair kicked it off, then in total unity the Pope swung into action, and now The Man of Straw gets his two minutes of anti-Islamic fame by urging his female constituents to unveil in front of him.
But even if you are successful in any court action, he may well be a man of straw, which would mean you would get nothing back.
But I really cannot see the point of these proceedings because I am a man of straw.