pull strings Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pull strings" in British English

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pull strings

C2 to ​secretly use the ​influence you have over ​importantpeople in ​order to get something or to ​help someone: I may be ​able to pull a few ​strings if you need the ​documenturgently.
(Definition of pull strings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pull strings

to use ​yourinfluence over ​importantpeople to get something or ​help someone ​else: I may be ​able to pull a few ​strings for you if you need the ​documenturgently.
(Definition of pull strings from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)