pull wires
phrasal see pull strings

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pull\ wires — • pull strings • pull wires v. phr. informal To secretly use influence and power, especially with people in charge or in important jobs to do or get something; make use of friends to gain your wishes. If you want to see the governor, Mr. Root can …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull wires — index manipulate (control unfairly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pull wires — verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously He manipulated public opinion in his favor • Syn: ↑manipulate, ↑pull strings • Derivationally related forms: ↑manipulative (for: ↑manipulate), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull wires — See: PULL STRINGS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull wires — See: PULL STRINGS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull strings (or US pull wires) — make use of one s influence and contacts to gain an advantage. → pull …   English new terms dictionary

  • pull\ strings — • pull strings • pull wires v. phr. informal To secretly use influence and power, especially with people in charge or in important jobs to do or get something; make use of friends to gain your wishes. If you want to see the governor, Mr. Root can …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull strings — Ⅰ. 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. Main Entry: ↑string Ⅱ. pull strings …   Financial and business terms

  • pull strings (for somebody) — pull ˈstrings (for sb) idiom (NAmE also pull ˈwires) (informal) to use your influence in order to get an advantage for sb Main entry: ↑pullidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull strings — verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously He manipulated public opinion in his favor • Syn: ↑manipulate, ↑pull wires • Derivationally related forms: ↑manipulative (for: ↑manipulate), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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