string-puller

string-puller

n
a person who uses his or her influence with other people to get things done, often unfairly
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Last weekend's 36-10 defeat at Widnes was disappointing but Leigh should have Australian string-puller Daniel Mortimer making his debut after signing from Cronulla.
Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner is said to be a major string-puller, shaping the president-elect's future team.
But despite their early lead the game swung away from United as the Turks, inspired by string-puller Wesley Sneijder, grabbed control and exposed United's weakness in midfield.
It often acted as spoiler, string-puller or saviour in the conflicts that ravaged its neighbours.
It turns out Lawrence is an accomplished string-puller with plenty of friends in high places who quickly make life very difficult for all the Bartons as well as a more low-tech way of hitting Ross where it hurts the most.
Colorado voters should know that the GOP's leading string-puller, neoconservative Karl Rove, boasted that he, not the local Republican Party or the Colorado voters, played the key role in selecting victorious Cory Gardner to run for the Senate seat.
Olivia Williams as aristocratic newspaper editor Belinda Kay is another scintillating addition to this terrific cast that also sees the return of Ralph Fiennes as Prime Minister Alec Beasley, Saskia Reeves as the deputy PM, Judy Davis as MI5's chief string-puller Jill Tankard, Rupert Graves as business man Stirling Rogers who is also the PM's squash partner and Ewan Bremner as Worricker's man on the inside.
Bridcutt is a 21st Century string-puller, Cattermole the old-school midfielder, hitching his shorts almost up to his armpits then haring around like a madman.
The Pakistani president is supposed to be apolitical and Zardari no longer has an official role in the PPP, though many see him as still the most influential string-puller behind the scenes.
In his absence, expect Barcelona's string-puller Xavi Hernandez to assume an even greater responsibility.
Farmiga uses the opportunity to add another warmly maternal bureaucrat role to her scorecard, and Wright makes for a nicely sinister string-puller.
Together with other factions, Tanaka commanded a majority within the LDP and remained the party's kingmaker and string-puller in successive LDP governments, perfecting the LDP's quasi-social-democratic combination of export-led growth and pork-barrel wealth redistribution.