pull the string

pull the string
phrasal to throw a changeup

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pull the string(s) (to) —  Track a problem to resolution; manage, control.  ► “Future graduates of Ecole Nationale d’Administration . . . manage big companies, and pull the strings of the centralized economy” (Business Week, Nov. 18, 1994, p. 31) …   American business jargon

  • pull the string — verb To throw an off speed pitch, a change up, to cause the hitter to swing early and miss …   Wiktionary

  • pull the string — phrasal of a baseball pitcher : to throw a slow ball or change of pace pitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • The String Quartet — The Vitamin String Quartet  музыкальный коллектив из Лос Анджелеса, один из многочисленных проектов американской звукозаписывающей компании «Vitamin Records». Основатель Дэвид Хирл (David Haerle). Первым выпущенным альбомом стал The String… …   Википедия

  • pull the strings — Ⅰ. pull the strings ► the person who pulls the strings in a particular organization, situation, etc. makes the important decisions about it and controls it: »Shareholders are concerned because they no longer really know who is pulling the strings …   Financial and business terms

  • pull the strings — phrase if someone is pulling the strings, they are controlling a situation and the people in it, especially secretly It’s the record company, not the band, that is really pulling the strings. Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym Main entry: pull * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull*/*/*/ — [pʊl] verb I 1) [I/T] to move someone or something towards you using your hands Ant: push The little girl pulled gently at my sleeve.[/ex] I climbed into bed and pulled the duvet over my head.[/ex] A lifeguard had to pull her out of the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • pull — pull1 [ pul ] verb *** ▸ 1 move someone/something toward you ▸ 2 remove something attached ▸ 3 move body with force ▸ 4 injure muscle ▸ 5 take gun/knife out ▸ 6 move window cover ▸ 7 make someone want to do something ▸ 8 get votes ▸ 9 suck smoke… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pull — I UK [pʊl] / US verb Word forms pull : present tense I/you/we/they pull he/she/it pulls present participle pulling past tense pulled past participle pulled *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to move someone or something towards you using your hands …   English dictionary

  • string — [striŋ] n. [ME streng < OE, akin to Ger strang: see STRONG] 1. a) a thin line of twisted fiber used for tying, pulling, fastening, etc.; slender cord or thick thread b) a narrow strip of leather or cloth for fastening shoes, clothing, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

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