Definition of Aunt Sally in English:

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Aunt Sally

Pronunciation: /ɑːnt ˈsali/

noun (plural Aunt Sallies)

[mass noun]
1A game played in some parts of Britain in which players throw sticks or balls at a wooden dummy.
1.1 [count noun] A dummy used in the game of Aunt Sally.
1.2 [count noun] A person or thing set up as an easy target for criticism: today’s landowner is everyone’s Aunt Sally
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  • It's an example of the way in which the British royalty have become an Aunt Sally.
  • It's a respectable CV, but in his native land he's something of an Aunt Sally.
  • It may be true that it acted merely as a proxy, an Aunt Sally for fears about enlargement, unemployment, immigration and inflation.

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