on the string
phrasal subject to one's influences

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  • on the string — or[on a string] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Under your influence or control; obedient to every wish. * /The baby had his mother on a string./ * /She was pretty and popular, with two or three boys on the string all the time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the string — or[on a string] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Under your influence or control; obedient to every wish. * /The baby had his mother on a string./ * /She was pretty and popular, with two or three boys on the string all the time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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