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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.
(Definition of pull the strings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pull the strings”
in Chinese (Simplified) 幕后操纵, 暗中控制…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幕後操縱, 暗中控制…
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