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hoodwink someone into something

Fig. to deceive someone into doing something. She will try to hoodwink you into driving her to the airport. Watch out. You can't hoodwink me into doing that!
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hoodwink someone out of something

Fig. to get something away from someone by deception. Are you trying to hoodwink me out of my money? Max tried to hoodwink the old lady out of all her money.
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According to reporter, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, 'Mehbooba represents Indian army and she is repeatedly telling lies to hoodwink the world opinion.
Three men have been convicted of using numerous consignments of high-value mobile phones and a mountain of bogus documents to "blatantly" hoodwink the taxman out of "gigantic" sums of VAT.
And he even managed to hoodwink his own mother and wife into not recognising him after a make-over on RTE's spoof show Anonymous.
In a March 17 story based on a videotape of Treglia's presentation, Sager described how "Pew and other left-wing foundations plotted to create a fake grassroots movement to hoodwink Congress.
Of course not, because all that Duchess and Consort stuff is to hoodwink us.
Instead, government officials at the highest level are incompetents, or liars, or murderous anti-democratic conspirators out to hoodwink every single American and violate the Constitution.
government has joined with timber company executives to hire international public relations giant Burson-Marsteller (whose other clients have included Romania's late despot Nicolai Ceausescu, the government of Kuwait, Exxon, Union Carbide, and other pillars of the community) to organize a massive, partially tax-funded public relations campaign to counter this concern by discrediting groups like Greenpeace - in effect, using taxpayer's money to hoodwink the taxpayers.
But Dunkin's claims are sure to hoodwink millions into believing that "no cholesterol" means "no fat" or, worse yet, "healthy.
According to reporter, Maulana Abbas Ansari addressing a function in Srinagar said that India was never serious in holding meaningful dialogue but only wanted to kill time and hoodwink the international community by calling for dialogue from time to time.
HOODWINK Released in 2007, he stabbed and killed Edna, 70, at his flat in Tuebrook, Merseyside in 2010.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has termed the farcical elections in the held territory as a big drama, enacted by India to hoodwink the world community.
It is unfortunate that the Congress has betrayed the nation, tried to hoodwink the nation," he added.
Then there's Northern Irish drug-dealer Hoodwink (Andy Serkis) who desperately needs to get that gun back.
For his latest role, he at least gets to appear human on screen although his character in Sugarhouse, Hoodwink, is every bit as monstrous.
Clearly, by combining extended term limits with the ``ethics'' issue, the council is attempting to hoodwink the public and protect its own selfish interests.