noun Date: 1825 one who uses secret or underhanded means to influence the acts of a person or organization • wire-pulling noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Wire-puller — wirepuller wirepuller, Wire puller Wire pull er, n. One who pulls the wires, as of a puppet; hence, one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends; an intriguer. [1913 Webster] Political wire pullers and convention… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wire-puller — noun Bill got a ticket for speeding, but his father is a wire puller and got it fixed. See: pull wires and wire pulling …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wire puller — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Rasputin, Svengali, VIP, access, bad influence, behind the scenes operator, big wheel, calculator, coconspirator, conniver, conspirator, conspirer, counterplotter, court, eminence grise, exploiter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wire-puller — one who makes decisions, one who leads and directs others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wire-puller — n. Tactician, manaeuvrer, diplomatist, adroit manager, pipe layer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wire-puller — noun one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends • Hypernyms: ↑hustler, ↑wheeler dealer, ↑operator …   Useful english dictionary

  • Puller — may refer to these fishes:* Several species in the genus Chromis * One spot puller or brown puller, Atypichthys latus * Reticulated puller, Dascyllus reticulatus * Spiny tail puller, Acanthochromis polyacanthus * White spot puller, Dascyllus… …   Wikipedia

  • wire-pulling — noun It took some wire pulling to get the mayor to come to the party. See: wire puller and pull wires …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wire-pull — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: back formation from wire puller : to pull wires knows how to wire pull and intrigue P.L.Ford …   Useful english dictionary

  • wire-pulling — noun see wire puller …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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