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  1. stalking horsenoun

    A horse used as cover by a hunter stalking game

  2. stalking horsenoun

    A candidate put forward instead of any of several potentially successful candidates in order to initiate a leadership debate, gauge feelings, divide opposition etc.

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  1. Stalking horse

    A stalking horse is a figure that tests a concept with someone or mounts a challenge against someone on behalf of an anonymous third party. If the idea proves viable or popular, the anonymous figure can then declare its interest and advance the concept with little risk of failure. If the concept fails, the anonymous party will not be tainted by association with the failed concept and can either drop the idea completely or bide its time and wait until a better moment for launching an attack.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalking horse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalking horse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of stalking horse in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Starke:

    I think the bondholders will move to have the judge prevent Sciens from being the stalking horse.

  2. Robert Ray:

    If anyone thinks these dangling investigations are going to be a stalking horse for a continuation of the Mueller investigation, they're dreaming.

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