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- verb intransitive, idiomatic To
manipulatea situation, especially by asking favoursof others; to use one's influencewith others to attain a desired goal.
- verb intransitive, idiomatic before “strings”) To
controla person, organization, or situationby operating behind the scenes, as a puppeteercontrols a marionette.
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- verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously
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