Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
But why did they stand like dummies? …men are killed, this is serious business, you can’t stand there and wait till you’re hit. (Heym’s “The Crusader”, book III)
dummy (adj.)= having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function
like a (stuffed) dummy = foolish, mindless, expressionless appearance
Thank you for your efforts.