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The definition of a straw boss is a person who supervises other workers but does not have a lot of authority or power.
An example of a straw boss is an assistant manager who has no control over the employees.
- a person having subordinate authority, as a foreman's assistant
- a supervisor who has little or no authority to enforce his or her orders
Origin of straw bossorigin, originally uncertain
A worker who acts as a boss or crew leader in addition to performing regular duties.