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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 said that those hoodwinking the Pakistani nation have no political importance.
The puppet theater features Karagz ("black-eyed" in Turkish), a hunchbacked trickster who tries to make a living by hoodwinking Turkish officials and generally avoids all manner of honest work
He said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muslim League-Nawaz are hoodwinking the masses in name of appointment of judges while actual problems confronted by the masses are being neglected.
Mind you, he is not the first football club owner to cash in by hoodwinking the fans.
CONCERNS that Brazilian beef producers are hoodwinking international animal and food health regulators by using superficial controls, have prompted European Union (EU) import ban calls.
SIR - The Prime Minister's tearful valedictory performance at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester, was another meaningless performance, hoodwinking once more, Labour Party members, the media and the country.
Radical right-wingers, ever allergic to paying their fair share, are hoodwinking California.
Historians have interpreted the influence of twentieth-century psychiatry as either the triumph of reason over superstition, or as the hoodwinking of innocent populations by plotters intent on social control.