deal into

deal (someone) into (something)

To include one in something. Often used in the imperative "deal me in." The phrase originated in card games, in which cards are distributed among the players by "dealing" them. If you guys are playing poker in there, deal me into the game! Bobby really wants to be involved, so deal him into this project too.
See also: deal

deal someone into something

 and deal someone in 
1. Lit. to pass out cards to someone, making that person a player in a card game. Can you deal me into this hand? Deal in anyone who wants to play. Deal me in!
2. Fig. to permit someone to take part in something. Let's deal him into this project. Yes, deal in this guy. Should we deal her in?
See also: deal