In business, something (an idea, or plan, usually) set up to be knocked down. It's the dangerous philosophy of presenting one mediocre idea, so that the listener will make the choice of the better idea which follows.
It backfires with some frequency, as the listener (out of sheer perversity) will insist on the straw dog.
by Arunabh Das April 22, 2004
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Something that is made only to be destroyed.
The doll, like a straw dog, was made for the sole purpose of being destroyed.
by Vulc4n January 02, 2006
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a straw dog is a scapegoat group, place, person or idea in which we dump our evilness, so we can blame it and then by attacking, dissing or destorying it, we externalize it outside of us so we feel free of sin.
America often uses an 'out group' as a straw dog, such as Communists, terrorists, labor unions, gays, in order to deflect attention from the bad things we're doing, such as exploiting the environment or third world labor.
by John Darling March 19, 2006
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Used when someone is refering to raping and pillaging someone or multiple people.
"dude, you ready to straw dog that girl?" "yeah, let's straw dog 'er"
by strawdog16 November 01, 2011
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(n.) Person who is faithful to the process of snorting cocaine. Someone who uses the inhalation of cocaine as the sole purpose of getting high.
With the packet in my pocket, the good stuff, I could only think of her, sitting at home anxiously awaiting my arival like a real straw dog.
by William Bouchie August 30, 2011
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a word that you interject anytime that you don't know what word to use, but want to make it sound like you're smart.
I listened to that speech on nuclear physics, but the guys whole theory seemed like a straw dog compared to other theorys.
by bread infection January 01, 2006
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To get raped/pwned by something or someone (usually by a hick or redneck).
1) That girl was so drunk at that bonfire last night she got straw dogged and didn't even know it.

2) I fell so hard on my ass that I feel like I got straw dogged dood.
by 8=d------ January 23, 2012
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