another string to your bow
This page is about the idiom another string to your bow
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.
Origin: Probably metaphorical, from the fact that if an archer has a spare string for their bow, they can still shoot an arrow even if their first string breaks.
This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Matt Errey