pull (some/a few) wires(redirected from pulling a few wires)
pull (some/a few) wires
To utilize the power or influence one has over others, especially people of importance, to get what one wants or to help someone else. I hear that the only reason Johnny got into college was because his dad pulled some wires with the president of the university. I might see if I can pull a few wires to get this police investigation quashed. I'm so sick of this old-boy culture pulling wires in high places to keep themselves in control.