stalking horse

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A horse used as cover by a hunter stalking game,
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'stalking horse':

stalking horseA candidate put forward to serve a hidden, ulterior purpose in a political campaign, such as testing the field for another potential candidate by gauging voter sentiment or covertly helping another candidate by attracting voters away from a third candidate.
stalking horseA person, thing, or expedient used in a deceptive manner, to achieve some hidden purpose; a pretext or ruse.
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