- to fight
- see entry under puppeteer for popular saying in which this word is used
This refers to the fact that a “dalang” [shadow puppet player] can make whichever side he wishes win the fight, since he is doing the manipulating. The expression is used to refer to a person who asks a question and then answers it. Or it is used when someone says one thing to one person and another thing to someone else. It is said about a person who changes his speech depending upon the situation.| ]]
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- Fred Eiseman Jr - Proverbs, 1987