straw boss

straw boss  {n.}
1. The boss of a few workers who is himself under another boss or foreman.
The straw boss told Jim he would have to see the foreman about a job.
2. A man who works himself and also bosses a few other workers.
Smith worked better than the other men, so the foreman made him straw boss, too.
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