another string to (one's) bow

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another string to (one's) bow

An additional option, skill, or ability available to one. Your college degree will be another string to your bow if your professional football career is short-lived.
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another string to your bow

BRITISH
If you have another string to your bow, you have an extra skill that you can use if you do not succeed using your main skill. In this expression, `bow' is pronounced with the same vowel sound as the word `show'. Looking for another string to his bow, he turned to art and design, for which he had always shown a talent. Note: You can also say that someone has a second string to their bow, with the same meaning. She should really develop a second string to her bow in case the acting doesn't work out. Note: You can also say that someone has many strings to their bow or several strings to their bow. Stephanie has many strings to her bow. Before opting for a career in interior design, she was a photographer and a Wall Street banker. Note: Archers used to carry a spare bowstring in case the first one broke.
See also: another, bow, string
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CBSO executive Calum Nisbet has another string to his bow - with a key new role in the Birmingham legal sector.
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Gareth Southgate aims to add another string to his bow ( days after Middlesbrough's first victory under the former England defender when they beat champions Chelsea.
During the Jonathan show footage is shown of Gethin flying a light aircraft, bobsledding and completing a 32-mile Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones - who could have played professional rugby - demonstrates another string to his bow on the Jonathan Davies S4C talk show endurance test with the Marines.
Scots technical director Peter Drinnen added: 'If Dee returns with another string to his bow it will be good news for Scotland.
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Bailey's humour already commands much respect but by combining it with his musical talent it's another string to his bow.
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But not only did Rochemback line up alongside Euell at the Emirates, but he showed another string to his bow which will prove pretty useful to him in the future.
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