Meaning of have another string to one's bow in English:

have another string to one's bow

phrase

British
  • Have a further resource that one can make use of.

    ‘he decided to go for the degree so he would have another string to his bow’
    • ‘the actress has revealed yet another string to her bow with an impressive musical debut’
    • ‘It shows we have another string to our bow, and another area in which we are doing well.’
    • ‘Perhaps the Glasgow appearance showed that I have another string to my bow at full back and hopefully that might sway some opinion in my direction.’
    • ‘But because of my early injury at Newcastle I always thought I needed to have another string to my bow in case I had to pack in the game.’
    • ‘He said: ‘It is a recognition of the role PTEs already play in developing public transport in city regions and adds another string to our bow.’’
    • ‘They added another string to their bow at Derwent Park yesterday when they proved they can battle and scrap for victories.’
    • ‘If we get it right we have added another string to our bow.’
    • ‘Now he is to add another string to his bow, by donning a white beard and red outfit and playing Santa Claus for the first time when the society holds its Christmas Fair tomorrow.’
    • ‘At some point in the future, the actress reveals, she also wants to add another string to her bow.’
    • ‘There is money to be made, and it is a very satisfying job, but it helps if you have another string to your bow too, at least in the early days.’
    • ‘As well as lower charges and likely out-performance, some index trackers have another string to their bow, because they give you the average performance of the stock market.’
    • ‘One of the St. Laurence's set dancers has another string to her bow!’
    • ‘I would recommend the Untimely Meditations to anyone who has read a few pieces and would like to add another string to his bow.’
    • ‘The talented musician and performer will add another string to her bow with her role in the one-woman play, ‘Dust ‘.’
    • ‘A hard-hitting right hander and an off-spinner, he has another string to his bow, being a very good fielder.’
    • ‘He, however, has another string to his bow.’
    • ‘He has another string to his bow, being a purveyor of crafty cutters.’
    • ‘The interesting thing is that they cross-train their field engineers as carpenters and electricians, so that's added another string to our bow and given us more capacity to do work around the AO.’
    • ‘He has recently added another string to his bow having been awarded his trainer's licence at the end of 2002.’
    • ‘Adults who were looking to add another string to their bow were out in force last week at Opportunity Knocks, the adult education fair which was held in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow.’