rope into doing

rope (one) into (doing) (something)

To persuade, entice, or enlist one to do or participate in something. I really didn't want to sing in the talent show, but Janet roped me into it. I managed to rope a few friends into helping us move out on Saturday.
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rope someone into doing something

Fig. to persuade or trick someone into doing something. I don't know who roped me into doing this, but I don't want to do it. See if you can rope somebody into taking this to the post office.
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