wheedle out of

wheedle out of

v.
1. To obtain something from some person through the use of flattery or guile: The swindler wheedled my life savings out of me.
2. To defraud someone of something through the use of flattery or guile: The swindler wheedled me out of my life savings.
See also: of, out, wheedle
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The photograph was taken when we visited Spokane, Washington State, a permission which I had to wheedle out of my commanding officer as we were not normally allowed to travel out of Canada.
Good on Threshers for honouring the vouchers when many a miserly company would have tried to wheedle out of it.
Is this association really trying to create a situation in which motorists who are legitimately caught breaking the law -it says it does not condone lawbreaking -can wheedle out of their offence simply by pretending they weren't the driver?
But most people will see it as another way to wheedle out of paying up.
We would have had more chance of truth coming out of Josef Stalin's Kremlin than we will ever wheedle out of the Labour Government on this issue.