Cannot get the meaning of "forelock-tuggers" in the biography of Dominique de Villepin: "But what was it about Dominique de Villepin that made Mr Chirac appoint him first as chief of staff, then foreign minister, interior minister and finally his prime minister? It was the poetry and the intellect, as French journalist and commentator Anne-Elisabeth Moutet explains."Chirac has always needed to admire someone who's got intellectual ascendancy over him," she believes."Villepin is the last Svengali to shape Chirac's brain." Mr de Villepin knows well from his study of French history that forelock-tuggers can quickly turn nasty in a crowd." Who are these guys: forelock-tuggers? Poets?