an unofficial vote taken to obtain an indication of the general trend of opinion on a particular issue.
See straw poll
Also, straw poll. An unofficial vote or poll indicating how people feel about a candidate or issue. For example, Let’s take a straw poll on the bill and see how it fares. This idiom alludes to a straw used to show in what direction the wind blows, in this case the wind of public opinion. O. Henry joked about it in A Ruler of Men (1907): “A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.” [ c. 1885 ]
[min-uh-muh m-weyt] /ˈmɪn ə məmˌweɪt/ noun 1. a boxer of the lightest competitive class, especially a boxer weighing up to 104 pounds (47.2 kg). noun 1. a professional boxer weighing not more than 47.6 kg (105 pounds) (as modifier): the strawweight title Also called mini-flyweight
noun 1. a usually rich or sweet wine produced from grapes partially dried on the vine or picked and dried in the sun on a bed of straw or reeds. noun 1. any of several wines made from grapes dried on straw mats to increase their sugar strength
adjective 1. of a stratum or strata.
noun 1. a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy. 2. any artifice, ruse, or trick devised or used to attain a goal or to gain an advantage over an adversary or competitor: business stratagems. noun 1. a plan or trick, esp one to deceive an enemy