wire-puller

wirepuller

[wahyuhr-pool-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that pulls wires.
2.
a person who uses secret means to direct and control the actions of others, especially for selfish ends; intriguer.
3.
snake ( def 3b ).

Origin:
1825–30, Americanism; wire + puller

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wirepuller (ˈwaɪəˌpʊlə)
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) a person who uses private or secret influence for his own ends
 
'wirepulling
 
n

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