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Two Strings to his Bow

(He has). He is provided against contingencies; if one business or adventure should fail, he has another in reserve; two sweethearts; two devices, etc.

Latin:
“Duabus anchoris nititur” (i.e. “He is doubly moored”), or “Duabus anchoris sis fultus.” Greek: “E.”

French:
“Il a deux cordes a son arc.” Italian: “Navigar per piu venti.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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