wirepuller


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wire·pull·er

 (wīr′po͝ol′ər)
n.
1. Slang One who uses subterfuge, private influence, or underhand means to reach a goal.
2. One who pulls wires or strings, as of puppets.

wire′pull′ing n.

wirepuller

(ˈwaɪəˌpʊlə)
n
chiefly US and Canadian a person who uses private or secret influence for his or her own ends
ˈwireˌpulling n

wire•pull•er

(ˈwaɪərˌpʊl ər)

n.
a person who uses influence or secret means to manipulate people or organizations, esp. for selfish ends; intriguer.
[1825–30, Amer.]
wire′pull`ing, n.
Translations

wirepuller

[ˈwaɪəˌpʊləʳ] N (US) → enchufista mf
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Upon Rose the wirepuller, Disraeli relied for advice and election information.
And Workingmen's delegate Charles Beerstecher announced he would never put his hand to a document "made and manufactured by the political tricksters and wirepullers who have seats in this convention.