wire-puller


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wire-puller - one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends
wheeler dealer, hustler, operator - a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties
References in periodicals archive ?
was "a backstage wire-puller" who instigated Seoul to fabricate the story about the torpedo attack.
"All of the property are changed into the gold ingot and British people Auric Goldfinger who save it are reigning as a wire-puller of an international contraband organization.
It also described the United States as "a wire-puller and chieftain" of the incident.