lightning rod Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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lightning rodnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪt·nɪŋ ˌrɑd/

lightning rod noun [C] (STRIP OF METAL)

a ​strip of ​metal that ​prevents lightning from ​damaging a ​building by ​directing the ​electricity into the ​ground

lightning rod noun [C] (CRITICIZED PERSON)

someone who ​attractscriticism or ​anger that could be ​directed at someone ​else: Darman ​continues to be the ​White House's lightning rod, ​drawingcriticism from conservatives.
(Definition of lightning rod from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lightning rod”
in Chinese (Simplified) 替罪羊,代人受过者, 引火烧身的人或事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代罪羔羊,代人受過者, 引火燒身的人或事…
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