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manoeuvre the apostles

obsolete To borrow or take money from one person or source to repay the debt of another (i.e., rob Peter to pay Paul). Mr. Hardy's firm has fallen into arrears of late, and the solicitor has been manoeuvring the apostles just to keep the business viable.
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freedom of maneuver

The space and ability to make changes to something. Hurry up! We don't have much freedom of maneuver in our schedule!
See also: freedom, maneuver, of

room for/to maneuver

The space and ability to make changes to something. Hurry up! We don't have much room to maneuver in our schedule!
See also: maneuver, room

maneuver for something

to get into position for something. Sally is maneuvering for a shot at a promotion. Todd maneuvered for some attention, but they ignored him.
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maneuver someone into something

to lure, position, or deceive someone into (doing) something. I will see if I can maneuver him into accepting the offer. He was maneuvered into accepting the offer.
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maneuver someone out of something

to trick someone out of getting or achieving something. Are you trying to maneuver me out of the running for the job?' The runner maneuvered her opponent out of first place.
See also: maneuver, of, out
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Total quantity or scope: 3 compact, maneuverable fighting vehicles of the MLF.
The system's interchangeable tabletop can be docked to a fixed or mobile base via a highly maneuverable transporter, enhancing both staff and patient safety by eliminating the number of surface-to-surface transfers.
Units are highly maneuverable and feature an ergonomically contoured pallet-truck-style handle, a high-visibility mast, and dual-wheel casters with toe guards for easy, safe positioning.
Prior to being advanced to upper management, Petersen worked as a research engineer on projects including the F-8 Digital Fly By Wire project, the Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology program and the X-29 Forward-Swept Wing flight research program.
Material handler features a compact, maneuverable design.
The CAV will be an unpowered, maneuverable, hypersonic glide vehicle capable of carrying about 1,000 pounds of munitions with a range of about 3,000 nautical miles.
With a 30-inch wheelbase, a 35-inch track width, a total weight of 1270 pounds, and a ground speed (forward and reverse) of 3 mph, the unit is highly maneuverable.
The snakes are also surprisingly maneuverable," Vogel adds.
The Ritter 151 Incandescent Light and the Ritter 152 Halogen Light are compact and maneuverable, providing superior, white, shadowfree illumination while remaining cool to the touch.
The New Holland 1441 and 1442 Discbine Disc Mower-Conditioners provide Discbine disc-cutting technology with rubber-roll or flail conditioning in a maneuverable, high-capacity machine.
It is more maneuverable in city and suburban traffic than any comparable vehicle and is therefore safer.
Within the framework of the joint project firefighters thing the Ministry of Interior and Communal (MIK) and the Association of the fire departments in NRW eV (VdF NRW), a total of three compact, maneuverable fighting vehicles are procured by the type MLF.
The shorter track means easier turning, making the machine extremely maneuverable on the job site.
Maneuverable locking or non-locking casters come with mobile units, and steel tip footplates for stationary units prevent movement.
The Ditch Witch[R] organization says it manufactures one of the most extensive selections of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment in the underground construction industry, from the small and maneuverable JT520 to the powerful, long-range JT8020.