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straw boss

noun

Definition of straw boss

  1. 1 :  an assistant to a foreman in charge of supervising and expediting the work of a small group of workers

  2. 2 :  a member of a group of workers who supervises the work of the others in addition to doing his or her own job



1894

First Known Use of straw boss

1894


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