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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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Roar have also re-signed star striker Reinaldo and Farina said: "Something we haven't had in my time with the club is a genuine, out-and-out playmaker who can create opportunities and it's good to have that string to our bow now.
With the police constantly looking out for us, it adds another string to our bow.
This will not replace our traditional business but it will be another string to our bow.
He gives us another string to our bow and it's very satisfying to get three points at a place like Millwall.
Roar have also re-signed star striker Reinaldo and Farina said: "Something we haven't had in my time here is a genuine, out-and-out playmaker who can create opportunities and it's good to have that string to our bow now.
Licensing co-ordinator for Liverpool Joe Curran said: "The new powers will be another string to our bow in the fight against alcohol-related disorder and it's great we have been able to get it up and running in time for the World Cup.
Joe Baconnet, town centre manager, said: "Extending the market to run to Christmas gives us another string to our bow and enables us to support the existing antique trade in the town.
I was sceptical when I first heard the news that Fowler was coming home but having seen how he has shed the weight and sharpened up his game, I believe he could still be a useful string to our bow.