badger (one) into (doing something)

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badger (one) into (doing something)

To pester or nag one into doing something. Now that I have my driver's license, my little sister is constantly trying to badger me into taking her places. Did you get badgered into coming to this boring lecture today? The kids keep trying to badger me taking them the amusement park. I told them that we can talk once their rooms are clean.
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badger someone into something

Fig. to pester someone into doing something. Don't try to badger us into doing it. My brother and I were badgered into cleaning out the garage.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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