have more than one string to one's bow

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Definition of have more than one string to one's bow

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: to have more than one idea, skill, plan, etc., to use if it is needed That didn't fix the problem, but I have more than one string to my bow.

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“Have more than one string to one's bow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20more%20than%20one%20string%20to%20one%27s%20bow. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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