have another string to (one's) bow

have another string to (one's) bow

To have an additional option, skill, or ability available to one. At least if you get your degree, you'll have another string to your bow if your professional football career is short-lived.
See also: another, bow, have, string

have another string/more strings to your bow

(British English) something else that you can use or do if the thing you are using or doing fails: If I don’t succeed as an actor, I’ve got another string to my bow because I’m a trained music teacher.
See also: another, bow, have, more, string
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