pull the strings

idiom

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.

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“Pull the strings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20the%20strings. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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