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wangle (one's) way into (someplace or some situation)

To succeed in entering some location or situation by tricky, clever, or persuasive means. I didn't think we'd be able to do it, but after Rajesh talked to the bouncer, we were able to wangle our way into the night club. I've been trying to wangle my way into the honors course at Harvard all year, but so far, nothing has helped.
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wangle someone into (someplace or some situation)

To succeed in getting someone into some location or situation by tricky, clever, or persuasive means. It turned out that Rajesh knew the bouncer at the club, so he was able to wangle us into the place even though we weren't on the guest list. I don't know how I let Jeff wangle me into looking after his dogs this weekend—I don't even like dogs!
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wangle out of something

Fig. to get out of having to do something; to argue or deceive one's way out of a responsibility. Don't try to wangle out of this mess. You must stay and fix the problems you made. Mary managed to wangle out of staying late again.
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wangle something from someone

 and wangle something Out of someone
Fig. to obtain, through argument or deception, something from someone. Are you trying to wangle money from me? You can't wangle any money out of me.
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Having that larger site allows you to kind of insulate it from some of the development around it," said Wangler.
Wangler took toward the work of the YLO within the community as members of the neighborhood associations is unclear, Porter's position in the White Paper is reflective of the fact that many students, faculty and administrators at both institutions were active participants in the fight against urban renewal and often allied with the Young Lords and other community groups in their actions.
But this gun addresses what I see as the shortcomings of the P99," Wangler said.
NTCA's Wangler added, "For the last 24 years, Royden has been a true ambassador for the association.
The Green Giant was rated the number three icon of the 20th century, and 96% of consumers know and recognize the brand and associate it with consistent quality," says Sarah Wangler, marketing manager.
Amanda Wangler, project engineer for the Minot wind project, has been immersed in "micrositing"--the process of choosing exactly where each turbine will be located within an 8,000 to 12,000-acre area.
This cross-promotion will enable retailers to merchandise Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions next to our Green Giant Fresh Green Beans to maximize results," said Sarah Wangler, marketing manager for the Scholl Group II, based in Minneapolis.
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Psychological contract violation occurs because continuous renegotiation is not the norm (Dunahee & Wangler, 1974) and because constant change of the contract provides increased opportunities for misunderstandings and therefore contract violation (Robinson, 1996).
Sheridan Wangler, SMC director of field services and trustee relations
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Moreover, trees compete with understory vegetation and commonly curtail its development (Everett, 1986; Wangler and Minnich, 1996).
The settlement came after a unanimous state Court of Appeal panel ruled that Patricia Wangler had produced enough evidence that the college wrongfully failed to hire her in June 1998.
Oregon defenders Igor Olshansky (53), Haloti Ngata (96), Darrell Wright (40) and Ed Wangler sit on the bench late against USC.
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