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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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He told the community not to be 'hoodwinked' into thinking President Uhuru Kenyatta will support Deputy President William Ruto in 2022.
class="MsoNormal'HOODWINKED COURT' class="MsoNormalGwendo failed to honour a plea bargain she entered into with the state to settle a Sh1.7 million debt.
The girl admitted that she hoodwinked her family by using drowning ploy.
Summary: The Internal Security Forces shut down two fraudulent loan firms following numerous complaints from citizens who were hoodwinked by the companies.
Dog lovers everywhere, as well as the suppliers who were hoodwinked, share a common interest in bringing these culprits to heel.
It was a terrible blow to Boyle, but he came bouncing back and his search for another flying young dog ended this week as he acquired Hoodwinked, one of the more fancied contenders in this year's Kirby Memorial and who is due to contest a cracking thirdround heat at Limerick tomorrow.
'Westminster can't be trusted to hand over powers' - Plaid THE Westminster parties "torpedoed" proposals for greater powers for the National Assembly so Scottish voters should not be "hoodwinked" with promises of more devolution, according to Plaid Cymru Treasury spokesman Jonathan Edwards.
However, spending PSbillions on wind power that has only resulted in us burning even more fossil fuel, simply to line the pockets of the wind industry is a con trick, now so obvious, that politicians are so frightened of losing face if they dare admit they have been hoodwinked, that they are hoping to leave office well before this scam is revealed to the public.
I am sure the councillors will say they had no knowledge of the intended changes to the planning application and therefore the councillors will then admit like our MP that they have been hoodwinked. If this is the case then surely any new planning application submitted to build on this land either by Miller Homes, Harron Homes or Stirling Scotfield should be thrown out, as it appears the Data Centre was a non-starter from the outset.
Bangalore, Dec 12 (ANI): Supporting veteran social activist Anna Hazare, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anant Kumar has said the ruling Congress party has hoodwinked the nation by trying to legislate a weak Lokpal Bill.
Now, police are trying to work out whether bar staff were hoodwinked by a group of students pretending to be super-rich or by real-life playboys.
In 2005 the animated film Hoodwinked was met with harsh reviews from critics and the 2011 sequel looks set to take a similar panning when it's released on Friday.
Once upon a time, fairy tales were told with beauty, wit, simplicity and charm, a tradition that seems increasingly a thing of the past in "Hoodwinked Too!
The five winners are Chicago's About Face Theatre for Tanya Saracho's The Albert Cashier Project; Minneapolis's Children's Theatre Company for Larissa Fast-Horse's Fancy Dancer; Los Angeles's Cornerstone Theater Company for Tom Jacobson's Making Paradise: The West Hollywood Musical; Princeton, N.J.'s McCarter Theatre Center for Emily Mann's Hoodwinked; and Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for Danai Gurira's Zim babwe Project.
It seems football fans can be so fickle when it comes to their own team and can be hoodwinked by blind loyalty I guess.