lull into

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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."
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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.
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Analysts are of the view that cyber insurance could lead to customers having a false sense of security.
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The gulley has a false sense of security -you cannot walk all the way down easily.
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Thus testing soon after risky encounters might give consumers a false sense of security, delaying treatment and increasing the risk of infecting others.
"But optimism should not give us a sense of comfort and certainly should not lull us into a false sense of security."
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"The recent reforms may provide a false sense of security to the investment community, because for each important advancement in governance legislation, much progress still needs to be made on the enforcement side."
The ubiquitous cell phone has given some a false sense of security. Recent events have shown that natural disasters, power outages, fiber cable cuts and software problems can cripple the telephone services of entire regions.
Scam artists often try to gain your confidence and lure you into a false sense of security by offering testimonials or telling you about other well-known community members who've invested profitably with them,
Hiding these facts provides a false sense of security. If allowed to invest their own funds in market investments, instead of being turned into supplicants of the state, young people could expect to receive at least triple the benefits promised by Social Security today.
They also can give false-negative results that convey a false sense of security. In fact, the technicians analyzing the scans don't have to be skilled, licensed, or supervised.
"I see it as being a false sense of security in terms of land tenure."
Indeed, our original article pointed out that "repeatable, well-documented, robust processes have value." However, an undue focus on process may 1) create a false sense of security, since no process is perfect; 2) decrease an organization's ability to respond to unexpected developments; and 3) shift the focus away from results.