pull the strings

Definition of pull the strings

  1. :  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

pullplay
  1. :  to exert force upon so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force

    :  to stretch (cooling candy) repeatedly

    :  to strain abnormally

  1. :  the act or an instance of pulling

    :  a draft of liquid

    :  an inhalation of smoke

stringplay strings
  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


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