English version

string of pearls/lights/beads etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstring of pearls/lights/beads etcstring of pearls/lights/beads etcDCJDFseveral objects of the same type connected with a thread, chain etc string
Examples from the Corpus
string of pearls/lights/beads etcWhen the harbor across the bay becomes a string of lights, foghorns take up the bass.Careful inspection of the image showed what looked like a string of pearls embedded in a bright haze.There was a cavity beneath with a string of pearls in it.A string of lights on the prom Dancing mad in the storm Who lives in such a place?A string of pearls was around her neck, and the bones of her right hand clutched a Bible.Beads can choke babies if swallowed, and long strings of beads can also half-strangle older children.
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