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front man

1. The lead singer of a band. We need a charismatic and energetic front man—someone who will really get the fans excited about our music.
2. Someone whose role is to represent an organization favorably to the public, especially when its image is negative or has negative aspects. I think they just want you to be the front man for their corrupt business dealings.
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front man

n. a respectable and well-known man who represents a less respectable person or organization. The former advisor now serves as a front man for a large foundation.
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All government should do, other than fight the evil ones, is be a front man for Bush's favorite human being, the entrepreneur.
It went down the tubes when critics successfully argued that Washington was merely a front man for the white-owned operations because he had put up the smallest portion of the money.
Performers lip-synched to the words of front man Casey Spooner, who levels any remains of the fourth wall with his feigned unpreparedness, like wondering aloud which song is next.
Now, the group's front man, Speech, is back with a solo CD.
London's Southwark Crown Court heard 23-year-old Yasir Elkhazin was the "front man" in an operation that saw him and friends "live high on the hog" quaffing champagne and gorging on expensive meals.
Serving as religious broadcaster Pat Robertson's front man, Reed has built a remarkably influential political machine by callously exploiting the passions of fundamentalist Christians.
(Indeed, Falwell was merely the titular leader or front man for a group conceived and hatched by two Catholics, Paul Weyrich and Richard Viguerie; a Jew, Howard Phillips; and a Baptist, Ed McAteer.) These agendas include opposing freedom of conscience on abortion, promoting tax support for sectarian private schools through vouchers or tuition tax credits, censorship, ipposing gay-rights initiatives, partial or complete takeovers of public schools, and so on.
Reagan's long career as a front man for business interests, Wills argues convincingly, has to be seen as completely uncynical, though somewhat self-deluding.
QUETTA -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Balochistan, on Saturday arrested the alleged front man of a former chairman of the Balochistan Development Authority (BDA).
LAHORE -- An alleged front man of Sharif family Mohammad Mushtaq was arrested at Allama Iqbal International Airport.
Engro reportedly made payments through Hafiz Usman's front man, namely Naveed.
Sanaullah strongly rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan allegation that Cheema is a front man of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
The Everton boss said: "Him and many others because we need a front man if we can find one, so we'll be actively looking for a front man in this window.
The former Ipswich and Middlesbrough front man also has his eye on a forward currently playing over the border in Scotland.
But their scary front man has been roped in by the BBC to give Doctor Who viewers a proper fright this series.