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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Man of Straw (A).
A person without capital. It used to be customary for a number of worthless fellows to loiter about our law-courts to become false witness or surety for anyone who would buy their services; their badge was a straw in their shoes.   1

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