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string to (one's) bow

An option or alternative available in the event that the current course of action, circumstance, opportunity, etc., is not viable. With all this varied job experience under my belt, I have more than one string to my bow if this particular career path isn't to my liking. I've got a job interview next week, but I'm still handing out my résumé so that I'll have more than one string to my bow.
See also: bow, string
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PORTHCAWL lifeguards have become the first beach rescuers in Wales to add an ambulance emergency safety string to their bows.
SOMETHING COOKING: Greenhead High School pastry-makers in 1954 SOUND OF MUSIC: Greenhead High School girls demonstrate they have more than one string to their bows in June, 1954.
TWO pupils at a Birmingham girls' school have added another string to their bows.