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  1. Jan 30,  · Man of Straw. A politically ambitious man rises to power in a German provincial town at the end of the nineteenth century/10(1).
  2. man of straw noun [C] (WEAK) UK. someone who has a weak character: He was accused by his opponents of being a man of straw and lacking in decisiveness. Thesaurus: synonyms and related .
  3. First published in , "Man of Straw" is a sharp indictment of the Wilhelmine regime and a chilling warning against the joint elevation of militarism and commercial values. The "Man of Straw" is Diederich Hessling, embodiment of the corrupt society in which he moves; his brutish progression through life forms the central theme of the book/5.
  4. Sep 15,  · Also called: straw man mainly US a person used as a cover for some dubious plan or enterprise; front man 3. a person who cannot be relied upon to honour his or her financial .
  5. Nov 01,  · MAN OF STRAW is a politically committed satire against the upper middle-classes in the time of the empire of William II (Kaiser Wilhelm, - , the German emperor and king of Prussia from to who asserted Germany's claim to world leadership and was made to abdicate at the end of World War I, at the time when this novel was written)/5(11).
  6. A man of straw is a man whose character is weak and who lacks definite beliefs. The party is run by men of straw without guts and without principles. Note: In journalism, people also talk about straw men. This form of the expression is used in both British and American English.
  7. A man of straw is a man whose character is weak and who lacks definite beliefs. The party is run by men of straw without guts and without principles. Note: In journalism, people also talk about straw men. This form of the expression is used in both British and American English. These are the responses of straw men with straw policies.
  8. The term straw man first appears in to refer to something that is insubstantial. This is considered an analogy to a scarecrow stuffed with straw that is designed to look like a man without the substantial elements of a human such as a brain. An definition of "man of straw" reads “The figure of a man formed of an old suit of clothes stuffed with straw; hence, the mere resemblance.

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