maneuver (one) into (doing something)

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maneuver (one) into (doing something)

To cause, compel, or convince one to do something through subtle, duplicitous, or fraudulent manipulation. The prime minister has been slowly maneuvering members of parliament and the public alike into passing legislation that gives him more power. She maneuvered her siblings into signing over their rights to the estate to her.
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maneuver someone into something

to lure, position, or deceive someone into (doing) something. I will see if I can maneuver him into accepting the offer. He was maneuvered into accepting the offer.
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For that matter, Franklin Roosevelt was an incompetent dilettante who spent a decade ruining our economy, driving us ever deeper into Depression by sucking money out of the private economy to fund one bizarre "stimulus" plan after another, setting the stage for our currently looming "entitlement" bankruptcy before maneuvering us into war without ever thinking for a moment that Japanese air, power might allow them to sink our fleet at a single blow.