straw vote
noun Date: 1866 an unofficial vote taken (as at a chance gathering) to indicate the relative strength of opposing candidates or issues — called also straw poll

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • straw vote — straw′ vote n. gov an unofficial vote taken to determine the general trend of opinion on a givenissue. Also called straw′ poll …   From formal English to slang

  • straw vote — ☆ straw vote or straw poll n. an unofficial vote or poll taken to determine general group opinion on a given issue …   English World dictionary

  • straw vote — noun an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue • Syn: ↑straw poll • Hypernyms: ↑poll, ↑opinion poll, ↑public opinion poll, ↑canvass * * * noun : an unofficial vote (as taken at a chance gathering or by letters of …   Useful english dictionary

  • straw vote — /ˈstrɔ voʊt/ (say straw voht) noun an unofficial vote taken, as at a casual gathering or in a particular district, to obtain some indication of the general drift of opinion. Also, straw poll …   Australian English dictionary

  • straw vote — Synonyms and related words: Australian ballot, Hare system, aye, ballot, barometer, canvass, canvassing, casting vote, counting heads, cumulative voting, deciding vote, division, enfranchisement, fagot vote, feeler, franchise, graveyard vote,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • straw vote — an unofficial vote taken to obtain an indication of the general trend of opinion on a particular issue. Also called straw poll. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • straw vote — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. opinion poll, unofficial ballot, dry run*; see opinion 1 , vote 1 , 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. poll, opinion poll, unofficial vote …   English dictionary for students

  • straw vote — See: STRAW POLL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straw vote — See: STRAW POLL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straw\ vote — See: straw poll …   Словарь американских идиом

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