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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Critique: The third volume in Firefall's outstanding 'Mystery of Fortune' series "Fused: The Cult of the Counter-Culture" continues to posits a simple axiom: fortune is a mystery to itself, luring us into the arms of the unexpected.
The election now over and already the Tory promises made are on a slide, with our Welsh Office Minister denying the possibility of the "100 days until action" pledged and promised a mere week or so ago on Welsh 'Goodies' from the Chancellor to us the Welsh voters, while luring us into his 'blue den'.
Tech and electronic giants will keep luring us into buying their latest toys for the simple reason they are answerable to their shareholders, but consumers need to ask themselves at least once before they buy that shiny, sleek gadget on the shop shelf whether it is worth it and how long will it take before it too joins its companions in the dark dungeon of their drawers.
They conned us with cheap diesel luring us into a false sense of security that despite the initial price increase in purchasing a diesel, money would soon be recuperated through cheaper fuel.
Not content with luring us into pubs and prying our hard-earned shekels from our sweaty fists, Carlsberg are thoughtfully giving us the means to addle our motor skills in the comfort of our own homes.
It took seven years to produce (or 2,555 Slim-Fast lunches) and will tell the world that 300million of us are technically obese thanks to McDonald's and Coca-Cola luring us into eating too much salt and saturated fat, restaurants serving too-big portions and governments selling off playing fields.