pull strings for

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However, this group of researchers has managed to train bees to pull strings for rewards.
Obviously, they've made up, and were arm-in-arm as they arrived at Heathrow yesterday, in time for Sharon to pull strings for Kelly and her mates to see The X Factor.
Many Chinese women are believed to have been using their connections to pull strings for an 888 baby.
IAN MORAN earned his nickname from a famous kids' TV puppet show - now he's ready to pull strings for the Saltires.

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