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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Jackstraw

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Jackstraw: noun - someone without substance, worth, or consideration; used in plural for a set of straws or other thin strips, in a game where they are thrown in a pile, and each must be picked up without disturbing any other; this game; a jot or whit.

'The MP for the northern city exposed himself as a jackstraw when, confronted by a call for his support on a delicate matter, he avoided any involvement by claiming to be sick.'

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