string-pulling

string-pulling

n
the use of one's influence with other people to get things done, often unfairly
Translations

string-pulling

[ˈstrɪŋˌpʊlɪŋ] Nenchufismo m
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amp;nbsp;We are still a long way from understanding the required neural circuitry for string-pulling, however.
The BBC hasn't the guts to go against the string-pulling business bosses who want to profit from those in most need in our communities Peter Walters Dyffryn, Newport
Strike centre Mark Percival, who scored 14 points in the previous win at Wigan, is injured and string-pulling scrum-half Luke Walsh is suspended along with forward Luke Thompson.
Crony capitalism-or 'rent-seeking,' as economists call it-shades from string-pulling to bribery.
But for Celebrity Big Brother's string-pulling producers, this gormless girl's explosive hissy fit was a headline-grabbing result.
HSBC tax avoiding revelations highlight how an unequal economy works for a string-pulling privileged few at the expense of the short-changed majority.
Believable characters and multiple points of view are assets; however, several critics felt that Maguire overdoes the string-pulling omniscient narration this time.
As it is, the considerable appeal of seeing two fine actors as perfectly opposite each other like Duvall and Downey -- one a rigid old cowboy, the other a manic pinball -- is limited by the film's ceaseless heart string-pulling.
He said: "I'm disappointed the Accounts Commission have failed to investigate the string-pulling from Holyrood which was a major contribution to the problem.
Watching the crow, says Russell Gray, one of the researchers behind the string-pulling experiment, "people say, 'Wow, it had a flash of insight.
Documentaries don't come any bigger-hearted than "Blood Brother," a highly worked yet non-manipulative first feature for Steve Hoover that requires no string-pulling to achieve its inspirational impact.
His constant support and advice throughout - not-to-mention his string-pulling - has been immense.