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.
See also: con
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In his first public appearance as a candidate, de Blasio said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that he considers Trump to be "Con Don" because he has "conned us into thinking he's on the side of working people."
Most people believe that he conned us into joining America's invasion of Iraq on a lie - then reaped riches from our servicemen's broken bodies.
Once he's conned us into giving him a further five years in office, he will again ride roughshod over the trusting majority.
They conned us into Europe, and stuck their snouts so far in the trough it's a wonder they didn't suffocate in filthy lucre.
If not for Brown, Blair would almost certainly have conned us into monetary union, just as he conned us into Iraq.