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English definition of “pull strings”

pull strings

C2 to secretly use the influence you have over important people in order to get something or to help someone: I may be able to pull a few strings if you need the document urgently.Helping and co-operating
(Definition of pull strings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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