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cat's-paw

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one that is or can be used to further the purposes of another
  • these changes to the zoning laws have only confirmed for many that the town council has become the cat's-paw of local real estate developers

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The first known use of cat's-paw was circa 1769

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“Cat's-paw.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cat%27s-paw. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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