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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stalking horse, such as: also-ran, long shot, sleeper, underdog, hundred-to-one shot, and improbability.

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  • Back in 2006, Patrick was seen as a stalking horse for Obama.

    The Next Scott Brown? | Samuel P. Jacobs | March 28, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Butts had been introduced as a stalking-horse, but there was no doubt about Si's admiration of his "handiness."

    The Magnetic North | Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • It was the stalking horse behind which Offenbach hunted the follies of the day and bagged the absurdities of the hour.

  • For the same reason the passions are the main theme of poets and the stalking horse of actors.

  • "For my dough they've given up trying to find her and are using you for a stalking horse," he added with fiendish accuracy.

    Modus Vivendi | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Better never profess than make profession a stalking horse to sin, deceit, the devil, and hell.'

    Bunyan | James Anthony Froude

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