pull the strings
Definition of pull the strings
: to control someone or something often in a secret way It turned out that his brother was the person pulling the strings behind the operation.
Word by Word Definitions
: to exert force upon so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force
: to stretch (cooling candy) repeatedly
: to strain abnormally
: the act or an instance of pulling
: a draft of liquid
: an inhalation of smoke
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