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  • pull strings — verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously He manipulated public opinion in his favor • Syn: ↑manipulate, ↑pull wires • Derivationally related forms: ↑manipulative (for: ↑manipulate), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull strings — Ⅰ. pull strings ► also US pull wires) to use your power or influence to get what you want: »She became a journalist for one of the UK s top newspapers after her father pulled strings. Main Entry: ↑string Ⅱ. pull strings …   Financial and business terms

  • pull strings — verb a) To manipulate a situation, especially by asking favours of others; to use ones influence with others to attain a desired goal. He has the job not because of talent, but because his dad pulled strings with the boss. b) To control a person …   Wiktionary

  • pull strings — to use your influence in order to get something that you want or to help someone, especially when this is unfair He had pulled strings in order to get his son into the college …   English dictionary

  • To have two strings to one's bow — String String (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pull My Strings — was a song by the Dead Kennedys, written by DK lead singer Jello Biafra and drummer Ted specifically for the 1980 Bay Area Music Awards. The song would not find its way onto a record until 1987 s Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death .The song,… …   Wikipedia

  • pull strings —    If you pull strings, you use contacts you have got to help you get what you want.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone pulls strings, they use influential friends in order to obtain an advantage.     David found a job easily his… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pull\ strings — • pull strings • pull wires v. phr. informal To secretly use influence and power, especially with people in charge or in important jobs to do or get something; make use of friends to gain your wishes. If you want to see the governor, Mr. Root can …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull strings — or[pull wires] {v. phr.}, {informal} To secretly use influence and power, especially with people in charge or in important jobs to do or get something; make use of friends to gain your wishes. * /If you want to see the governor, Mr. Root can pull …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull strings — or[pull wires] {v. phr.}, {informal} To secretly use influence and power, especially with people in charge or in important jobs to do or get something; make use of friends to gain your wishes. * /If you want to see the governor, Mr. Root can pull …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull a few strings — help by talking to powerful people, it s not what you know...    My application was late, but a friend of mine pulled a few strings and got me an interview …   English idioms

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