more than one string to one's bow

more than one string to one's bow
(capable of or expert in) more than one area of knowledge, function, etc
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Main Entry:string

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • more than one string to their bow — A person who has more than one string to their bow has different talents or skills to fall back on …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • more than one string to their bow —    A person who has more than one string to their bow has different talents or skills to fall back on.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • More than one string to their bow —   A person who has more than one string to their bow has different talents or skills to fall back on …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • have more than one string to your bow — british phrase to have more than one plan, idea, or skill if the first one is not successful To survive as an actor you need more than one string to your bow. Thesaurus: to have a particular quality or thingsynonym Main entry: string * * * have… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have more than one string to your bow — British to have more than one plan, idea, or skill if the first one is not successful To survive as an actor you need more than one string to your bow …   English dictionary

  • have more than one string in one's bow — have a number of different ways to accomplish something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To have two strings to one's bow — String String (str[i^]ng), n. [OE. string, streng, AS. streng; akin to D. streng, G. strang, Icel. strengr, Sw. str[ a]ng, Dan. str[ae]ng; probably from the adj., E. strong (see {Strong}); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • have another string strings to your bow — have another string/more strings to your bow idiom (BrE) to have more than one skill or plan that you can use if you need to • The exhibition shows that he has other strings to his artistic bow. Main entry: ↑stringidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • String instrument — A string instrument (or stringed instrument) is a musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. In the Hornbostel Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification, used in organology, they are called chordophones. The… …   Wikipedia

  • string — string1 W2S3 [strıŋ] n ↑sticker, ↑string ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(thread)¦ 2¦(group/series)¦ 3 no strings (attached) 4 string of pearls/lights/beads etc 5¦(music)¦ 6 first string/second string etc 7 have somebody on a string 8 have more than one string to your …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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