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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.
See also: front, man
References in classic literature ?
The front man turned his head until his eyes met the eyes of the man behind.
QUETTA -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Balochistan, has handed over the agriculture land worth Rs382 million to the Balochistan government after the front man of the suspect of corruption scam in the finance department, Sohail Majeed Shah, failed to deposit the remaining amount of the plea bargain approved by the accountability court.
Meanwhile, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday also arrested from Lahore airport a man accused to be the front man of the Shehbaz Sharif family in the NAB reference against them with regard to the 'assets beyond means'.
Mushtaq Cheeni is the front man of Sharif Family that has gone underground during Hamza Shehbaz arrest in the model town case.
The responsibility of settling the matters between Engro, Hafiz Usman and the journalists was discharged by Naveed, the front man of Hafiz Usman.
He mockingly likened Ahad Cheema with South African leader Nelson Mandela, and alleged that the former DG LDA, who had enjoyed key positions in the Punjab government, was actually the front man of Punjab Chief Minister.
Buendia gained fame as the front man and guitarist of the Eraserheads, the popular rock band of the 1990s.
The number of times he cut in and hit the front man with his balls." Frankly I'm amazed he could run at all after that.
4 ARON GUNNARSSON: Seemed to be playing off the front man in another strange twist by Solskjaer.
While regarded by his party as the front man in the next general election, pundits have warned that Ishihara isn't assured of becoming LDP president after he irked some colleagues by declaring his candidacy in direct opposition to current President Sadakazu Tanigaki, who has since dropped out of the race.
He was also the front man for an outfit called America First, dedicated to keeping America out of the European War.
If you have to poke the front man to say do something, forget about it.
THE front man of top 1980s group Culture Club is to play on Tyneside.
Is this the same great man that, unknown to the great British public, was getting paid thousands of pounds till 2007 to be the front man on the BBC charity shows Children in Need?
I think he will be the front man, the bomber, the penalty area man, the front man who can take the ball and hold it up.