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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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Whenever we think of Argos, we think of jewellery collections and home electricals - but now the high street retailers have surprised us by adding a fashionable string to their bow.
ANYONE looking for a new lease of life, trying to uncover a hidden vocation, or just wanting to add another string to their bow is invited to a special event at Stockton's Butterwick Hospice tonight.
Pascal McConnell (inset) and John Devine have vied for the goalkeeper's jersey for Tyrone for a decade but neither have the extra string to their bow in terms of free-taking that Morgan has, something which should give him an advantage.
He said their latest venture would add another string to their bow while boosting their expansion and investment plans.
AL GHAZAL Godolphin have plenty to boast about from this year's two-year-old division, and look to have another useful string to their bow in this son of Derby winner Motivator.
Godolphin have a second string to their bow in Mastery, both are said to be in good form.
SO FAR the matches in the Champions Trophy have suggested that spread punters should stick to players such as Chris Gayle and Irfan Pathan who have more than one string to their bow if they want to make a profit, writes Max Oram.
Shipwreck City will be another string to their bow.
With the launch of the i-Tone VPN module, we are actively supporting this requirement, giving our customers - the operators and ISPs - an additional string to their bow in this fast-expanding market.
David Crawford, of Deloitte Belfast, said: "To be recognised as a winner adds another string to their bow of these companies when they are expanding abroad.
Youngsters gained another string to their bow as they helped launch a music festival.
ATOMIC KITTEN are set to add another string to their bow with the launch of a TV cartoon series based on their musical career.
And they added another string to their bow recently when they scooped Massive's Best Up And Coming award, watched by millions of viewers.
PORTHCAWL lifeguards have become the first beach rescuers in Wales to add an ambulance emergency safety string to their bows.
SOMETHING COOKING: Greenhead High School pastry-makers in 1954 SOUND OF MUSIC: Greenhead High School girls demonstrate they have more than one string to their bows in June, 1954.