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English definition of “pull the strings”

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pull the strings

to be in control of an organization, often secretly: I want to know who's pulling the strings around here.
Translations of “pull the strings”
in Chinese (Traditional) 幕後操縱, 暗中控制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幕后操纵, 暗中控制…
(Definition of pull the strings from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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