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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The slow pace over the first half-hour, as script maneuvers us into accepting implausibilities, is redeemed by pic's tongue-in-cheek attitude and a nicely shellshocked perf from Lopez (which, unfortunately, never modulates into anything more intense).