have pull with (someone)(redirected from have pull with him)
have pull with (someone)
To be able to influence or sway someone. Oh, she only got the job because her dad has pull with the CEO.
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have pull with someone
to have influence with someone. (Also with some, much, lots, etc.) Let's ask Ann to help us. She has pull with the mayor. Do you know anyone who has some pull with the bank president? I need a loan.
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have pull with
Have a means of gaining advantage with, have influence on, as in She had pull with several of the board members. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
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