Definition of string-pulling in English:

string-pulling

noun

  • See string-puller

    • ‘There was a good deal of bribery, corruption, and string-pulling as influential parents strove to ensure that their own children would receive favourable attention from teachers.’
    • ‘Even in her best work manipulative string-pulling is evident.’
    • ‘A youngster during the Revolution, family string-pulling made him a captain in the French army by 20 and brigadier-general four years later.’
    • ‘After some string-pulling, he was finally admitted to the emergency ward of one of these government hospitals.’
    • ‘He did not rely on string-pulling to get what he wanted.’

Pronunciation

string-pulling

/ˈstrɪŋˌpʊlɪŋ/