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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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The working group has felt that these strawmen were too preliminary and contained too many holes and unwritten assumptions to be considered first drafts.
Based on the court findings, Fruni sold the firms to Majsky who, according to the prosecutor, used Pachinger and Brtva as strawmen officially representing the companies.Following the bankruptcy, about 170,000 Slovaks lost their savings, amounting to some 62.78 billion Slovak crowns (more than Pound 2 billion).
Following a series of rebuttals of such strawmen, he slips in one with which the now-disarmed reader is confidently expected passively to agree, viz., "On days with high upper-level humidity condensation contrails can stick around for quite a while, and depending on the winds, they can spread out into a deck of cirrus, That's always been the case.
Golcar is hosting the second annual Scarecrow Festival with dozens of strawmen expected to be dotted around the village on Saturday.
Robert Parry in "He's No Pinocchio" constructed some very flimsy strawmen. These, I believe, are of more substance:
Moreover, Adams rarely relates his findings to those of other historians (at times--especially in his conclusion--he sets up historiographic strawmen), so that readers will have difficulty fitting this book into a "big picture." These criticisms aside, Bruce Adams is to be congratulated for providing an exhaustive, detailed study of interest to students of both modern Russian history and the history of prison reform.
Take your strawmen, your VAT men with you, your world of godfathers where you investigate yourselves and are governed by the creed "Win the election and you can do anything"!Leave.
The 'Gate 9' fans -- so named because of their traditional regular spot in the old Makarion Stadium during Omonia's home games -- blame the communist party for the football team's poor record and financial woes, as they believe AKEL uses the team as a proxy to attract voters, and that the club's management are but the party's strawmen.
"You set up these strawmen, knock them down and put a price tag on it.
These are not "core themes" of a "new progressive politics." They are buzzword-hammocks suspended between liberal and conservative strawmen. Let me give it a whirl.