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Synonyms for cat's-paw

a person used or controlled by others

Synonyms for cat's-paw

a person used by another to gain an end

a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked

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The footwork was cat's-paw soft, and the gentle distortions of her choreography rendered with lush assurance.
According to the Newsweek reporter (whose book expresses deep discomfort at his having become "a player--one of the acts in the scandal circus"), he never realized he was being used as a cat's-paw in a conspiracy against Clinton.
Whoever is really pulling the strings has hired the most implacable of cat's-paws, Valentin Zukovsky (``The Full Monty's'' Robert Carlyle).