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string to (one's) bow

An option or alternative available in the event that the current course of action, circumstance, opportunity, etc., is not viable. With all this varied job experience under my belt, I have more than one string to my bow if this particular career path isn't to my liking. I've got a job interview next week, but I'm still handing out my résumé so that I'll have more than one string to my bow.
See also: bow, string
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Tasha opened the office door and as she was leaving the very dejected figure she shouted: "Another string to my bow Mr Taylor, quite literally.
I was looking at the bigger picture when training to be a jockey coach, and in five or six years' time when I do pack up, it will hopefully give me another string to my bow.
The Star Wars actor said: "To my surprise and distinct pleasure I have found there is another string to my bow.
He said: "It means I can do this thing - it's a new string to my bow.