another string to (one's) bow

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another string to (one's) bow

An additional option, skill, or ability available to one. Your college degree will be another string to your bow if your professional football career is short-lived.
See also: another, bow, string

another string to your bow

BRITISH
If you have another string to your bow, you have an extra skill that you can use if you do not succeed using your main skill. In this expression, `bow' is pronounced with the same vowel sound as the word `show'. Looking for another string to his bow, he turned to art and design, for which he had always shown a talent. Note: You can also say that someone has a second string to their bow, with the same meaning. She should really develop a second string to her bow in case the acting doesn't work out. Note: You can also say that someone has many strings to their bow or several strings to their bow. Stephanie has many strings to her bow. Before opting for a career in interior design, she was a photographer and a Wall Street banker. Note: Archers used to carry a spare bowstring in case the first one broke.
See also: another, bow, string
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SINGER Cerys Matthews is adding another string to her bow - composing music for a play at the National Theatre.
However I suppose she leaves Sochi with the public knowing as well as performing the great musical works of the past and present, she has another string to her bow.
The source added that the 'X Factor' judge wants to continue working in the UK and will obviously be continuing with her music and this will be yet another string to her bow.
PORTRAYAL Hayley Tamaddon is happy to add another string to her bow
Adding another string to her bow, the mum-oftwo learned to play guitar for her role as a singer in the film Country Song.
JANE SOUTHALL has added another string to her bow by producing a book detailing three years in the life of her pet Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Scoop.
Already an established songwriter, she's added another string to her bow - as fashion designer for high street brand Lipsy.
To add another string to her bow, the gorgeous model has also been DJing around Europe.
A RETIRED music teacher has added another string to her bow by launching an entertainment business.
HELEN Nelson has added another string to her bow at Lancaster University's Management School.
A NORTH East nursery manager has added another string to her bow.
LIVERPOOL singer Liz McClarnon has added another string to her bow as a fashion designer.
The rare guitar performance from the Material Girl shows she has another string to her bow as well as writing and singing her own hit songs.