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string-puller Line breaks: string-puller

Definition of string-puller in English:


A person who is in control of events or other people’s actions: Lynch was the main string-puller, nailing the last-minute point that ensured victory
More example sentences
  • Would he even exist politically without his controversial political consultant and lobbying string puller?
  • If the elite press and its string pullers have decided that the political mood is conservative, the last thing I want to do is accommodate it.
  • A dishonest MP can lose his seat on the whim of his electorate; not his party's string-pullers.



Pronunciation: /ˈstrɪŋˌpʊlɪŋ/
Example sentences
  • There was a good deal of bribery, corruption, and string-pulling as influential parents strove to ensure that their own children would receive favourable attention from teachers.
  • Even in her best work manipulative string-pulling is evident.
  • After some string-pulling, he was finally admitted to the emergency ward of one of these government hospitals.

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