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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
cat's paw (cats paw) noun
1. Someone used as a tool by another.
[For 1: From the fable in which a monkey uses a cat to pull roasting chestnuts from a fire. The monkey gobbles up all the nuts while the cat is left with a burnt paw.
"Prime Minister Tony Blair was reprimanded in the British parliament for
his willingness to be the cat's paw of the U.S."
It is not how old you are, but how you are old. -Jules Renard, writer (1864-1910)