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stalking horse

1. A political candidate who attempts to supplant the current party leader, solely to gauge how much support the incumbent has. He doesn't actually want to be elected—he's just a stalking horse who's trying to see how fractured our party really is.
2. Something that conceals a person's true intentions. I'm afraid that this deal is just a stalking horse for a more nefarious long-term plan.
See also: horse, stalk

stalk in(to some place)

to stride into a place, perhaps indignantly. Carl stalked into the manager's office and began his tirade. He stalked in and began to complain.
See also: stalk

stalk out of

some place to stride out of a place indignantly. Jeff stalked out of the store and went straight to the police. Mary got angry and stalked out of the meeting.
See also: of, out, stalk

somebody's eyes are out on stalks

  (informal) also somebody's eyes are popping out of their head (informal)
if someone's eyes are out on stalks, they are looking at someone or something in a way that shows that they think that person or thing is extremely surprising or attractive
Usage notes: In funny drawings, people and animals are often drawn with their eyes coming out of their head to show that they are very surprised.
You should have seen Pete when Bec turned up in her short skirt. His eyes were out on stalks.
See also: eye, on, out, stalk

a stalking horse

1. a politician who tests the strength of a party's support for its leader by competing for the job of leading the party although they do not really intend to be elected He was a stalking horse, intended to undermine what was regarded at the time as a weak leadership.
2. something that is used to hide someone's real purpose It's feared that the talks are just a stalking horse for a much wider deal between the two parties.
See also: horse, stalk
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He didn't work because stalkers usually put all of their energy into stalking.
The British Crime Survey in 2006 estimated five million people experienced stalking each year, though there are no official statistics on online stalking.
The Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP said 38% of police officers and 50% of crown prosecution service staff had received "adequate training to deal with reports of stalking and harassment".
Stalking behaviour can lead to assault, rape and even murder - and lasting psychological damage for survivors can include panic attacks and nervous breakdowns.
After 20 minutes of this aggressive stalking behavior, the grizzly charged.
Stalking is defined as "non-consensual communication, and/or harassment of another person.
Of the 453 warned, 18 defied the warning and were ordered to cease stalking.
Two international insurers sell policies that cover stalking victims' expenses.
The combination of dense screening cover with scattered openings makes for excellent stalking.
Stalking is said to be the fasted growing crime and 4,000 people are prosecuted for stalking under the two-year-old act every year.
It is the crime of stalking, and it is no longer just the bane of celebrities and the wealthy.
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Stalking can have a profound impact on the victim even when the situation does not turn overtly violent, as the victim may suffer from considerable distress.