fool (one or oneself) into (something)

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fool (one or oneself) into (something)

To use deception or trickery to compel someone or oneself to do something. I can't believe that guy fooled me into giving him money—what a scam. The more Lucy tries to fool herself into believing she's happy in her marriage, the more miserable she becomes.
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fool someone into something

to deceive someone or oneself into doing something. You'll never fool me into believing you. We fooled the boss into giving us all the day off.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'This protest is also to show our fellow drivers and operators that the LTFRB has fooled us into thinking that there would be no phaseout,' he said in a press briefing.
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It might have been more appealing if she had used the items without Tom Ford's permission or had obtained a Gucci-resembling wardrobe at the Salvation Army and fooled us into thinking it was the real thing.
Be clear, dear reader that the same liars who fooled us into the last war with Iraq are trying to do the same all over again with Iran.