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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
  • As the string-puller, he frequently flies between the two countries.
  • She acted as patron to many emerging politicians, was an unflagging correspondent, and a relentless string-puller.
  • While only time will tell if he is right, it means the end of Beckham as United's midfield string-puller.


Pronunciation: /ˈstrɪŋˌpʊlɪŋ/
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • A youngster during the Revolution, family string-pulling made him a captain in the French army by 20 and brigadier-general four years later.
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