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insinuate (oneself) into (something)

To gradually, often stealthily, become involved in some group or thing. The boss is starting to wonder if an undercover cop has insinuated himself into our group. Geez, would you quit trying to insinuate yourself into all aspects of my life?
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insinuate oneself into something

to work oneself into a group or situation. She had sought for years to insinuate herself into Terry's organization. Must you always insinuate yourself into my set of friends?
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insinuate something

to someone to hint at something to someone; to imply something to someone. You think I am interested in you for your money! Is that what you are insinuating to me? I did not insinuate anything to you!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In "Times and Seasons," that effect is heightened by the pervasive and insinuative presence of feminine nature during the final stage of development, which suggests that the cultural influences bound to linear time can be weakened.