wirepulling

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.
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Translations

wirepulling

[ˈwaɪəˌpʊlɪŋ] N (US) → empleo m de resortes, enchufismo m
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wirepulling

[ˈwaɪəˌpʊlɪŋ] n (esp Am) (fam) → maneggi mpl, intrighi mpl
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Darkness, wirepulling, and secrecy never saved a soul and I am persuaded that these methods never will accomplish anything good.(49)
The author describes evocatively the entrance into the campaign of Carrie Chapman, who insisted that "in every precinct in the State a trusty man is found" who can do the "political wirepulling necessary" and who warned against making any public speeches "unless at picnics, celebrations etc.