"Pas de marionnette. Pas de marionnette. Vous êtes la marionnette!" On translating Trump into French:
Wikipedia article "Muppet (slang)".
IN BRIEF: n. - Tightly stretched cords of musical instruments.
Many details were drawn from the lives of the film’s participants. Suzanne’s apartment is the home of one of Mr. Hou’s producers (whose actual experience with a problem tenant is replicated in one of the fleeting subplots). Ms. Binoche’s father once worked as a puppeteer (and Mr. Hou himself explored the subject in 1993’s majestic “Puppetmaster”). Ms. Song was studying at the Beijing Film Academy when Mr. Hou met her a few years ago. Simon is the son of Mr. Hou’s French publicist and attends the school that is seen in the film.
Marionette Theatre in Quanzhou
J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times
A Puppet Show That Needs a Bailout
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
California’s economy has taken a toll on a marionette show that is a staple of a Los Angeleno childhood. Above, Bob Baker shows some of his marionettes.
A jointed puppet manipulated from above by strings or wires attached to its limbs.
[French marionnette, from Old French, musical instrument, diminutive of mariole, the Virgin Mary (influenced by the name Marion), from diminutive of Marie, Mary, from Late Latin Maria. See Mary1.]
n. - 牽線木偶
n. - 操り人形, マリオネット
Wikipedia article "Marionette".
Our daughters and sons have burst from the marionette show leaving a tangle of strings and gone into the unlit audience. — Maxine Kumin
It's a barter deal - what the Chinese side loves to call "win-win". Not aid with strings attached, like Western powers have given DR Congo over the years, but pure business.
W. Edwards Deming建議
noun [C or U]
(a piece of) strong thin cord which is made by twisting very thin fibres together and which is used for fastening and tying things:
a parcel tied with string
a ball/piece of string
When you pull the strings, the puppet's arms and legs move.
similar to string:
These beans are rather stringy (= hard and difficult to chew).
1 a toy in the shape of a person or animal that you can move with strings or by putting your hand inside:
We took the children to a puppet show/theatre.
2 DISAPPROVING a person or group whose actions are controlled by someone else:
Western powers have been accused of trying to establish a puppet government/regime in the divided country.
a person who entertains with puppets
━━ n. （あやつり）人形師.
puppet government 傀儡政権.
pup・pet・ry ━━ n. あやつり人形（の製作）; 人形劇（の演出）; みえ, みせかけ.
puppet show [play] 人形劇.
glove puppet UK noun [C] (US hand puppet)
a toy person or animal which has a soft hollow body so that you can put your hand inside and move its head and arms with your fingers