Aunt Sally


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Aunt Sally

Something or someone set up as the object of criticism, derision, or as an easily defeated opposing opinion (i.e., a straw man). Named after a game where sticks or balls are thrown at a clay or wooden head (the Aunt Sally). Primarily heard in UK. I hate hanging out with that crowd, they always aim their jokes at me like I'm an Aunt Sally. My opponent's representation of me is nothing but an Aunt Sally; he refuses to debate me on my true position and instead attacks a fictitious one from afar!
See also: aunt, sally
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For instance, I doubt you'd want your income tax records, or even a letter to your Aunt Sally, to be read by someone else.
But on return this week I was straight into the clearing of the decks at everyone's favourite Aunt Sally, the Culture Company.
His aunt Sally Eveleigh said: "He's glad the British team is reviewing the case and hopes this will finally help to clear his name.
Media coverage has been much more balanced," he said yesterday, "because there wasn't the old Aunt Sally of the Jockey Club to attack.
Whether your package is coming from an Internet order or from Aunt Sally in Macon, the labyrinth of conveyor belts, lasers coupled with high-tech cameras (able to read address labels even upside down) and automated sorting equipment guide your order for quick delivery.
Alice Frost, 21, who works at the Seaview fish and chip restaurant near the pier and took a snap of her pet dog Meg at the Aunt Sally before it disappeared, said: "It just vanished overnight on Wednesday.
Keeper Brian Vanderbussche was used as an Aunt Sally by Ameobi, Nicky Butt and the like.
The event started in 2001 with the wedding of Aunt Sally and Worzel Gummidge in St Peter's village church.
Either that or he was referring to the amount of make-up she was wearing which made her look a bit like a bleached blonde Aunt Sally.
With four shade options each, the clear plastic cases that boldly spell out their purpose will suit older girls who want to learn how to apply chic, grown-up make-up, rather than just going for the Aunt Sally look.
There was an infusion of aromas - vinegar in a barrel, paraffin, zip firelighters, soap powder, bundles of wood, Aunt Sally and the odd ginger beer plant waiting to explode.
Worzel Gummidge - starring Jon Pertwee as the scarecrow and Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally - was adapted from a children's book.
But last night his aunt Sally Everleigh told how new DNA evidence will reveal her nephew did NOT snatch Maddie.
Holyhead's RNLI all-weather lifeboat was dispatched shortly after 9am to rescue the 18ft Aunt Sally near the Stacks in Force 7 gales.
Twenty years after his singing mother (Faith Evans) is drummed out of the small church community of Monetecarlo, Georgia, lying, debt-ridden New York advertising exec Darrin (Cuba Gooding Jr) finds himself back in town for the funeral of his Aunt Sally.