have more than one string to one's bow

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

British

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

moreplay
  1. :  greater

    :  additional, further

  1. :  in addition

    :  moreover

  1. :  a greater quantity, number, or amount

    :  something additional :  an additional amount

    :  persons of higher rank

  1. :  additional persons or things or a greater amount

stringplay
  1. :  something that resembles a string

    :  a cord (such as a tendon or ligament) of an animal body

    :  a plant fiber (such as a leaf vein)

  1. :  to equip with strings

    :  to tune the strings of

    :  to make tense :  key up

  1. :  of or relating to stringed musical instruments

  1. :  to cease from competition or resistance :  submit, yield

    :  to suffer defeat

    :  to bend the head, body, or knee in reverence, submission, or shame

  1. :  a bending of the head or body in respect, submission, assent, or salutation

    :  a show of respect or submission

  1. :  something bent into a simple curve or arc

    :  rainbow

    :  a weapon that is used to propel an arrow and that is made of a strip of flexible material (such as wood) with a cord connecting the two ends and holding the strip bent

  1. :  to bend into a curve

    :  to play a stringed instrument with a bow (see 3bow 5a)

    :  to cause to bend into a curve

  1. :  bowman


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