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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They are also reduced to attacking strawman arguments, by arguing that this is a battle between "reasonable gun control" and those crazies that don't want there to be any regulation of guns.
Indeed, when I share them with my students, they have no trouble pointing out their flaws: decontextualized claims, lack of supporting evidence, ad hominem attacks, strawman arguments, thoughtless cliches, and overblown generalizations.
Wyser-Pratte said that &uot;we believe that NW's board has done nothing but frustrate the takeover bids of Royal Bank of Scotland (&uot;RBS&uot;) and Bank of Scotland (&uot;BOS&uot;) by using strawman arguments.