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pull (some/a few) wires

To utilize the power or influence one has over others, especially people of importance, to get what one wants or to help someone else. I hear that the only reason Johnny got into college was because his dad pulled some wires with the president of the university. I might see if I can pull a few wires to get this police investigation quashed. I'm so sick of this old-boy culture pulling wires in high places to keep themselves in control.
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They start pulling wires out of Liam and everyone in the train station turns into green dust.
The work will involve the repair alteration modernization, maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, or construction of city facilities; which may include trenching, underground conduit, saw cutting, demolition/install sidewalk or curb and gutter, pulling wires, install concrete/aluminum street lights, install luminaries, installation of intersection traffic signal system/LED/mast arm, replacing signage and/or traffic striping, etc.
Secure your home and make it child-proof," he urges, citing examples of horrific accidents such as a child being electrocuted when pulling wires out a socket.
Townshend began pulling wires out of the sound board, ruining many pre-recorded tapes that had taken weeks to piece together.
In other words, with more formal fountains, pulling wires for lights can be unnecessary.
The NJ200 Network Jack is an in-the-wall, four-port Ethernet switch that quadruples LAN infrastructure port connections more conveniently than pulling wires.
Traditionally, meeting Class 1 Div 2 wiring standards has called for installing piping, pulling wires, and pouring seal-offs to eliminate any exposed wiring.
Investigators who visited the waste sites in Guiyu, China, in December witnessed men, women and children pulling wires from computers and burning them at night, fouling the air with carcinogenic smoke.
Installer apprentices begin by pulling wires through joints and walls, under the direction of experienced workers.
They've spent the morning pulling wires that will connect all our classrooms to our file server," Vale said.
Before you install cable, remember to check local building codes to see if there are special requirements for pulling wires.
Integrated Wireless-N WiFi and ZigBee deliver high-performance wireless networking, which means the Controller works over Wi-Fi, eliminating the expense and hassle of pulling wires.
Christopher Miller, 29, saw two men pulling wires out of his car in an apparent attempt to steal it.
A You'll have to cut some holes in the walls, but you can minimize ceiling damage by using a "fish tape," A fish tape is a long strip of spring steel used for pulling wires through walls and ceilings.