con (someone) into (something)

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con (someone) into (something)

To trick or deceive someone into doing something. I can't believe that guy conned you into loaning him hundreds of dollars. They'll never con me into a bogus business deal!
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con someone into something

to deceive someone into doing something. The dishonest contractor conned her into buying a new furnace even when her old one was fine. You are just conning yourself into believing your plan will work.
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I hope the pressure on the BBC does get results and that what I have perceived is not just 'lip-service' to con us into thinking the Midlands is getting attention, which is not the same as significant spending in the area to help sustain creative employment in the region.
American Hustle is a painfully funny and scattershot film that attempts to con us into believing it is smarter and funnier than it is.
These people are basically rogue bookies who encourage us to take a bet against ourselves (often with a Parker pen bribe), twist crime figures and invent scare stories to con us into paying them inflated premiums, then try their utmost to get out of paying up when they lose the bet.
Uplifting, because he sounds like a real human, honestly describing their personal ability rather than a puffed-up politician who hopes to con us into thinking he is a super-man, who is good at everything.
But why should we let the BBC con us into spending more and pocketing our licence fee into the bargain?
But it is a disappointment that Schwarzenegger, who claims to be independent of the political system, is trying to con us into believing anything good has been achieved.
But they can't con us into accepting poor prize-money with a coat of paint, a new winner's enclosure and a glass of champagne when we win.
Some products were still trying to con us into believing that "80% fat-free" was good.
The illusion was to con us into thinking we were getting cheaper fuel, when in fact we were getting less fuel, there are eight pints to a gallon, one litre of fuel is 1.
What bookies do better than anything is con us into believing the hardest bets are the easiest to pull off.
They have been out of commission for years as they don't generate enough to justify the cost of repair and yet wind farm developers are trying to con us into building more.
Enough over-hyped young colts are retired to stud on the basis of dubious achievements already, without making it even easier for studmasters to con us into believing that they are genuine stallion prospects, and Britain's position in the racing world is already threatened enough without legislation to weaken further the strength of our Group 1 races.
This protracted prologue perfectly encapsulates American Hustle: a self-indulgent, painfully funny and scattershot film that attempts to con us into believing it is smarter and funnier than the glossy and expensive mess that flickers before our eyes.
NOW that an election has been called, wannabe politicians will be trying to con us into voting for them.
We should not let the spin on words con us into blaming the French nor legalistic twisting deceive us into thinking this a legal war.