Translation of straw man in Spanish:

straw man

hombre de paja, n.


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    hombre de paja masculine
    testaferro masculine
    • It's just a straw man design at this point.
    • Fortunately, he is just a straw man for others who have sufficient control of his actions and see to it that he does nothing without their supervision.
    • He is just a straw man for people with money.
    • He is often considered a dolt and straw man, an unequal contestant in a battle of wits.
    • The author sets up the policeman as a dim-witted, macho, homophobic straw man so that the smartass, feminist activist can win every argument against him.
    • All the 'straw man' characters typically depicted in such debates are present here.
    • Personally I don't think he has any claws and is a straw man.
    • He has been put up to the application by someone else and is only a straw man.
    • Elected politicians are straw men yanked about into ever-more preposterous postures.
    • He is a jerk, but a straw man as a character.