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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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Once you've added a string to your bow, played croquet and enjoyed our fun interactive quizzes you can relax and re-charge your batteries with a long soak in the bubble pool.
Look at it as another string to your bow," came back the sarcastic reply.
He's got similar qualities to Umaga, and it is always good to have another string to your bow as a player.
This surface suits the horse's stride well and it gives you another string to your bow.
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