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wirepulling

[ wahyuhr-pool-ing ]
/ ˈwaɪərˌpʊl ɪŋ /
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noun
an act of pulling wires.
the use of influence to manipulate persons or organizations, as political organizations, for one's own ends.
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Origin of wirepulling

First recorded in 1825–35; wire + pull + -ing1
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How to use wirepulling in a sentence

  • The idea of ecclesiastical wirepulling was repugnant to his nature.

    The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
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