straw man


: a weak or imaginary argument or opponent that is set up to be easily defeated

Full Definition of STRAW MAN

:  a weak or imaginary opposition (as an argument or adversary) set up only to be easily confuted
:  a person set up to serve as a cover for a usually questionable transaction

First Known Use of STRAW MAN



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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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