verb (used with object)
to act as a straw boss to:
She was assigned to straw-boss the night shift.
a member of a work crew, as in a factory or logging camp, who acts as a boss; assistant foreman.
A subordinate boss, a worker who supervises other workers as well as performing regular duties. For example, Jim was pleased when he was promoted to straw boss. This term alludes to the person’s position as a straw man, that is, a front or cover for the real boss and of only nominal importance. [ Late 1800s ]
noun 1. a pale yellow similar to the color of straw.
noun 1. a single stalk or stem, especially of certain species of grain, chiefly wheat, rye, oats, and barley. 2. a mass of such stalks, especially after drying and threshing, used as fodder. 3. material, fibers, etc., made from such stalks, as used for making hats or baskets. 4. the negligible value of one such […]
noun 1. any of several everlasting flowers, especially an Australian composite plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, having heads of chaffy yellow, orange, red, or white flowers. 2. Also called cornflower. a bellwort, Uvularia grandiflora, of the lily family, having yellow flowers. noun 1. an Australian plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, in which the coloured bracts retain their colour when […]
adjective 1. of or relating to a summer theater situated outside an urban or metropolitan area: strawhat theater; strawhat circuit.