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string

noun [C]
 
 
/strɪŋ/
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.
pull the strings the person who pulls the strings in a particular organization, situation, etc. makes the important decisions about it and controls it: Shareholders are concerned because they no longer really know who is pulling the strings at the bank.
(Definition of string from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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