draft into

draft into (something)

1. To conscript one into military service. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draft" and "into." Many young men were drafted into the army during the Vietnam War.
2. To enlist one for some purpose. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draft" and "into." Unfortunately, the boss drafted me into planning this whole conference on my own.
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draft someone into something

1. . Lit. to conscript someone into the armed services. The draft board drafted Scott into the army. Todd was drafted into the army.
2. Fig. to convince someone to participate in something. She drafted some of the boys into helping her move tables. They were drafted into helping.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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