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  1. stalking horse

    • IPA[ˈstôkiNG ˌhôrs]

    美式

    • n.
      a false pretext concealing someone's real intentions;a political candidate who runs only in order to provoke the election and thus allow a stronger candidate to come forward
    • noun: stalking horse, plural noun: stalking horses

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a false pretext concealing someone's real intentions you have used me simply as a stalking horse for some of your more outrageous views
    • a political candidate who runs only in order to provoke the election and thus allow a stronger candidate to come forward a stalking-horse challenge
    • 2. a screen traditionally made in the shape of a horse behind which a hunter can stay concealed when stalking prey.
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    英式

    • n.
      a person or thing that is used to conceal someone's real intentions: you have used me simply as a stalking horse for some of your more outrageous views

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