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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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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.
New Device Helps Hotels Simplify the Delivery of Converged IP Services, Redefine Network Cost Models and Eliminate Complexity from Pulling Wires Everywhere
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.
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.
During their nearly two-week stay, the APS workers logged about 15 hours a day, digging holes, setting poles, pulling wires and restoring electricity to Progress Energy customers in a five-square-mile area of Clearwater.
11g) interfaces, it provides flexible and cost-effective means of IPTV deployment in the home to multiple TVs without the hassle of pulling wires through concrete walls prevalent in the region.
To prevent drilling holes and pulling wires through the buildings, each will have a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) to connect the computer network, and a wireless connection will be established between the two buildings to complete their union.
With ZigBee, you can position the thermostat and the light switch based on the way you live and work, and not worry about the electrician pulling wires.