lay figure


Synonyms and Antonyms of lay figure

  1. one that is or can be used to further the purposes of another <the novel's characters are not fully fleshed humans, but are simply lay figures strutted out to serve as mouthpieces for conflicting points of view> Synonyms cat's-paw, instrument, {h,1}pawn, puppet, toolRelated Words chump, dupe, foil, gull, sucker, victim; minion, stooge; lap dog, yes-man

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