lure (someone or something) in(to something or some place)

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lure (someone or something) in(to something or some place)

To attract or entice someone or something into some thing, place, or situation. We've got the trap set up, but we need some kind of bait to lure the rabbits in. The promise of a big salary isn't going to lure me into a job as a corporate slave. The company is being accused of luring would-be investors into a Ponzi scheme.
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lure someone or something in to something

 and lure someone or something in
to entice someone or something into something or a place. The thief tried to lure the tourist into an alley to rob him. Using an old trick, the thief lured in the tourist.
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Attracting Emirati staff is another hot topic highlighted by the panellists especially since, according to Ahmed: "The hotel has a quota and usually they are in HR and front office - it's very difficult to lure somebody into housekeeping." However, she tells us that she has an Emirati team leader who is "really highly motivated", adding: "She does a great job but it took me two years to find someone".
And while only one per cent admitted to lying to lure somebody into the bedroom, 65 per cent of those surveyed said they would sleep with a stranger to win pounds 1 million.