Meaning of straw boss

straw' boss"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a member of a work crew, as in a factory or logging camp, who acts as a boss; assistant foreman.

straw-boss

Pronunciation: (strô'bôs", -bos"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to act as a straw boss to: She was assigned to straw-boss the night shift.
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