lull (one) into (something)

(redirected from lull us into)

lull (one) into (something)

To cause one to fail to be aware of the risks, dangers, or true reality of a situation. Installing cameras at home lulled me into a false sense of security—our house still ended up getting robbed. A: "I can't believe you were able to unseat the valedictorian!" B: "I think three years of accolades lulled her into complacency."
See also: lull

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.
See also: lull
References in periodicals archive ?
These drops and trickles that lull us into thinking that martial law is harmless is even worse.
I fear that Klopp is trying to lull us into a false sense of security and that he will try to get our fans on his side to ensure that the match feels like a friendly," Watzke told German newspaper Bild.
But what Imogen does go to underline is how naming such storms shouldn't lull us into a false sense of security and how important it is to take heed of any weather and flooding alert.
The parliament and the government were saved from total collapse by the unprecedented unity and commitment of political but it should not lull us into believing that issues in electoral fraud will not rear their ugly heads in the future, he said.
The Deep State continues, while surface changes lull us into the delusion that we exercise democratic choices.
However these strong results must not lull us into a false sense of security.
Uncertainty about what lies ahead could easily lull us into a sense of anxiety and worry, but we should see this challenge as an opportunity to forge the future of the Corps
To help us relax a radio was on, presumably thinking mellow music would lull us into a comatose state.
But optimism should not give us a sense of comfort and certainly should not lull us into a false sense of security.
Still, optimism must not lull us into a false sense of security.
I agree with the main point of the article that the fact that some things have changed shouldn't lull us into believing that everything is all better and all changes are going to benefit us.
The sameness of the MW-F or T-Th-Sa routines can lull us into ruts or complacency in which we miss opportunities and needs.
It's your ruler, along with Sagittarian's, but it can lull us into a false sense of security.
Often the breezy wind and the enveloping heat lull us into this semi-conscious state all summer - we are effectively switched off.
We can't allow them to lull us into that idea that we have a great matchup because Kevin (also) had a great matchup, I had a great matchup, Paul had a great matchup.