What is an organ grinder?

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asked Feb 9 in Words & Wordplay by Ullom32 (1,390 points)
What is an organ grinder?

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answered Feb 12 by Oliphant (6,990 points)
In the UK an Organ Grinder refers to someone who in charge or very important.

The UK uses the saying Organ Grinder to refer to a person who is in charge, rather than a lackey or representative.

The Dictionary defines "organ grinder's monkey" as "one who acts for or does the bidding of someone much more powerful."

It further defines it below: If you call someone the organ grinder's monkey, you mean that they are doing what a powerful person wants them to do, but have no real power themselves.

Some ways to use organ grinder in a sentence are.

We want the organ grinder not the monkey. After all, in a sense he is the organ grinder.

I shall give way to the organ grinder in a moment.

The organ grinder has wisely stayed hidden away in a room.

Organ Grinder can also mean someone who plays an organ.

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