straw boss

noun

Definition of straw boss

1 : an assistant to a foreman in charge of supervising and expediting the work of a small group of workers
2 : a member of a group of workers who supervises the work of the others in addition to doing his or her own job

First Known Use of straw boss

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Straw boss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straw%20boss. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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