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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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.