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    put someone on the strings

    Teachers, the other day, I was watching an American TV serie, then I noticed someone was controlling someone else, a man controlled a woman who had to kill another man. Suddenly someone noticed she was under control by someone else and said something like this:

    -He put her on the strings.

    Is this a sentence that describes someone who is controlled by someone else?

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: put someone on the strings

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Teachers, the other day, I was watching an American TV serie, then I noticed someone was controlling someone else, a man controlled a woman who had to kill another man. Suddenly someone noticed she was under control by someone else and said something like this:

    -He put her on the strings.

    Is this a sentence that describes someone who is controlled by someone else?

    Thanks in advance
    "He put her on strings". Maybe the reference is to a puppet, Marcio. She is being likened to a puppet.

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    Re: put someone on the strings

    I guess so, RiverKid, thanks.

    A puppet is a a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer.

    She is being likened to a puppet.
    Someone put someone else on the strings.
    Someone is acting like a puppet.
    He made her (like) a puppet.


    right?

    Thank you very much

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    Re: put someone on the strings

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    I guess so, RiverKid, thanks.

    A puppet is a a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer.

    She is being likened to a puppet.
    Someone put someone else on the strings.
    Someone is acting like a puppet.
    He made her (like) a puppet.


    right?

    Thank you very much
    Yes, Marcio, you are right. It is based on a comparison with the movements of a marionette.

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