another string to your bow
Meaning: If you have another string to your bow, you have another way of making a living.
- Lots of people learn to teach English so they'll have another string to their bow.
- I've lost my job and I'll have to retrain for something else. I wish I already had another string to my bow.
Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
John's a truck driver, but he wants another string to his bow so he's going to