Pull Some Strings

 

Welcome to English in a minute!These are strings.What happens if I pull them?Pull some strings.How’s the apartment search going? Great! Next week,I’m moving into the River’s Edge Apartments.What?There’s a long waiting list to get into that apartment building.There is.But I know the building manager.She pulled some strings and got me in.Sometimes it really helps to know the right person.If you pull some strings,you use your connections,influence or power to help someone else.Some word experts say this expression comes from puppeteers who move their puppets by pulling strings.And that’s English in a minute.

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