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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.
Much of "selling" a firearm is believing in it, Wangler said.
Aarvig said the key to the settlement from the college's perspective is that Wangler agreed never to apply for a job there again.
In fact, King trusted Leiterman so much that he had the confidence to rarely appear "on set," entrusting the film's "eyes" and "ears" to Leiterman and Wangler.
Pamlico helped TMW scale and grow into a leading provider of enterprise software to the transportation industry," said Dave Wangler, TMW's Chief Executive Officer.
The more we looked at their software, the more convinced we became that it brings the most powerful combination of features and benefits for shipment planning and operations to build on existing TMW software capabilities for our customers," said David Wangler, president of TMW Systems.
What drives the packaged salad category right now is convenience," says Sarah Wangler, marketing manager for Green Giant Fresh/The Sholl Group.
Unless you are The Dandy's notorious wangler, the salad days of youth never last forever.
I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Henry many times over the last 25 years, and to get to know him as a person," said Sheridan Wangler, SMC vice president of field services & trustee relations.
DE Ed Wangler (ankle) is questionable and kickoff returner Sonny Cook (hamstring) is probable.
Thomas Wangler, associate professor of American religious history at Boston College, and Elizabeth Newman, a Southern Baptist who teaches scripture at St.
Patrons will have the opportunity to dine off of a special menu, prepared exclusively for them by Guy Fieri, Mario Batali, or more than a dozen other renowned Bay Area chefs, including: Douglas Keane, John Ash, Domenica Catelli and Kendall-Jackson Executive Chef Justin Wangler.
Jen Wangler, business development manager, The Right Place and Ionia County Economic Alliance said, "Ventra's latest investment in Ionia re-affirms the economic growth that has continued to occur in the county .
Most people eat what is in front of them," Wangler says and points out that produce, unlike many preservative-based snacks, has a relatively short shelf life.
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