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wirepulling

[wahyuh r-poo l-ing] /ˈwaɪərˌpʊl ɪŋ/
noun
1.
an act of pulling wires.
2.
the use of influence to manipulate persons or organizations, as political organizations, for one's own ends.
Origin of wirepulling
1825-1835
1825-35; wire + pulling
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