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dragoon (someone) into (something)

To force or pressure someone into doing something. Unfortunately, the boss dragooned me into planning this whole conference on my own.
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dragoon someone into something

to force someone into doing something. We dragooned the boys into helping us. She was trying to dragoon some of the men into setting up the banquet tables.
See also: dragoon
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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