pull strings

Synonyms and related words:
act on, angle, approach, bear upon, contrive, draw, draw on, engineer, exert influence, finagle, gerrymander, get cozy with, intrigue, jockey, lead on, lobby, lobby through, machinate, magnetize, make advances, make overtures, make up to, maneuver, manipulate, play games, plot, scheme, wangle, wire-pull, work on

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • 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 — • 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 — If you pull strings, you use contacts you have got to help you get what you want …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pull strings — ► pull strings make use of one s influence to gain an advantage. Main Entry: ↑pull …   English terms dictionary

  • pull strings — index influence, lobby, manipulate (control unfairly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 —    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 — 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 strings —   If you pull strings, you use contacts you have got to help you get what you want …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • pull strings — secretly use influence and power He was able to pull some strings and get his son a job for the summer …   Idioms and examples

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