worm into

worm into

Insinuate oneself subtly or gradually, as in He tried to worm into her confidence. This idiom alludes to the sinuous path of a worm. [Early 1600s]
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worm into

v.
1. To introduce or insert oneself into some position or condition by subtle or artful means: He wormed into the role of director by trickery and guile.
2. To introduce or insert someone or something into some position or condition by subtle or artful means: She wormed her sister into the department without anyone realizing it. I wormed the controversial statement into the article without any of the other editors knowing about it.
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