Definition of wirepuller in English:



North American
  • A person, especially a politician, who exerts control or influence from behind the scenes.

    • ‘Every politician has enemies who claim they are but puppets for evil wirepullers.’
    • ‘These same wirepullers then used the government to push the interstate highway system on the country.’
    • ‘‘True enough,’ sighed the wirepuller, recalling his adventures with sock-puppet political appointees.’
    • ‘Let us not, for even one moment, doubt the intentions of the wirepuller.’
    • ‘Among American Presidents he is the supreme example of the political wirepuller, the leader who gets things done without ever seeming to lead.’
    manipulator, manoeuvrer, mover, worker, string-puller, mover and shaker, wheeler-dealer
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