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Pull Strings

What Does "Pull Strings" Mean?

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"Pull strings" is an English idiom. It means "to use one's influence or connections, often behind the scenes, to achieve a desired outcome or gain an advantage."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "pull strings" used in a sentence:
  • He managed to pull strings and secure a last-minute reservation at the fully booked restaurant.
  • She had the ability to pull strings and get exclusive access to high-profile events.
  • Some people rely on pulling strings to get ahead in their careers, but it may not always be ethical.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Pull Strings" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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