lull into

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lull you into something/doing something

to make you feel calm or safe when it is not reasonable to feel this way His confidence lulled me into thinking things were somehow going to work out.
Usage notes: often used with the phrase a false sense of security (a feeling that everything is under control when it really is not): Don't let the computer lull you into a false sense of security – there are still lots of ways for you to make mistakes.
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lull into

Deceive into trustfulness, as in The steadily rising market lulled investors into a false sense of security. The earliest recorded version of this term referred to wine: "Fitter indeed to bring and lull men asleep in the bed of security" (Philemon Holland, Pliny's Historie of the World, 1601. Today it still often appears with the phrase a false sense of security.
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The recent reforms may provide a false sense of security to the investment community, because for each important advancement in governance legislation, much progress still needs to be made on the enforcement side.
They also can give false-negative results that convey a false sense of security.
In parallel with the Viper Index for Auto Theft, Directed has developed a False Sense of Security in-store display, which is available for viewing at thousands of authorized Directed Electronics retailers from coast to coast.
And I don't know if that stretch of games where we dominated everybody led to a sense of invincibility or gave us a false sense of security about ourselves, because we kind of slid into a malaise where we just thought we'd show up and play the games and people would be afraid of us and we'd end up beating them.
Transit devices such as firewalls, switches, routers, and proxy servers mediate network traffic in a way that obscures the results of a vulnerability scan, preventing a vulnerability assessment tool from identifying vulnerable conditions that can be exploited from another location on the network, giving you a false sense of security.
encourage dangerous consumer behavior by instilling a false sense of security in a parent, who would normally never leave a baby alone in water -- not even for a second.
To the degree that maturity extension was built on a false sense of security and certainty, it posed a risk to financial markets once that sense began to dissipate.
Early Wi-Fi consumers enjoyed a false sense of security until there were some well-publicized hacking exploits.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that unsafe sex is on the upswing, fueled in part by recreational drugs and a false sense of security about the ability of drugs to treat AIDS.
We certainly are aware that people who work, shop or live near one of the 113 LAPD substations enjoy an enhanced sense of personal security - although some would call that a false sense of security.
While homeowners should feel reassured that the mulch they buy for their spring planting is not likely to transport termites, they shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking that termites are not an important problem that can and should be prevented with the help of a pest professional.
As a result, these tools instill a false sense of security while leaving networks vulnerable to zero-day and targeted attacks.
When it comes to calculating the total dollars they will have in retirement, many are gleaning a false sense of security from projected assets - real estate appreciation, inheritance, future savings - that are speculative, at best.
In order to achieve maximal effectiveness, the fraudsters use real stolen information about the accountholder - such as the person's name, e-mail address, correct full account number, and other bank information - to make the e-mail look more legitimate and give the accountholder a false sense of security.
Rather than risk giving consumers a false sense of security with criminal checks that are not 100 percent accurate, responsible companies in the industry should continue to promote safety guidelines to those in the online dating community.