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wangle (one's) way into (some place or some situation)

To succeed in entering some location or situation by tricky, clever, or persuasive means. I didn't think we'd be able to do it, but after Rajesh talked to the bouncer, we were able to wangle our way into the night club. I've been trying to wangle my way into the honors course at Harvard all year, but so far, nothing has helped.
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wangle (one) into (some place or some situation)

To succeed in getting someone into some location or situation by tricky, clever, or persuasive means. It turned out that Rajesh knew the bouncer at the club, so he was able to wangle us into the place even though we weren't on the guest list. I don't know how I let Jeff wangle me into looking after his dogs this weekend—I don't even like dogs!
See also: place, wangle

wangle out of something

Fig. to get out of having to do something; to argue or deceive one's way out of a responsibility. Don't try to wangle out of this mess. You must stay and fix the problems you made. Mary managed to wangle out of staying late again.
See also: of, out, wangle

wangle something from someone

 and wangle something Out of someone
Fig. to obtain, through argument or deception, something from someone. Are you trying to wangle money from me? You can't wangle any money out of me.
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"At this time," said Wangler, "First Nations made it very clear they did wish to see these remains dealt with in a dignified and respectful way."
Eight of the research articles are studies carried out in Germany (Gevensleben, Holl, Albretch, Vogel, et al., 2009; Leins et al., 2007; Gevensleben et al., 2010; Gevensleben, Holl, Albretch, Schlamp, et al., 2009; Strehl et al., 2005; Wangler, et al., 2011; Bakhshayesh, Hansch, Wyschkon, Rezai & Esser, 2011; Fuchs, Birbaumer, Lutzenberger, Gruzelier & Kaiser, 2003), it corresponds to a 73% of the total analyzed volume that fulfills with the inclusion criteria.
Wangler took toward the work of the YLO within the community as members of the neighborhood associations is unclear, Porter's position in the White Paper is reflective of the fact that many students, faculty and administrators at both institutions were active participants in the fight against urban renewal and often allied with the Young Lords and other community groups in their actions.
Three taxidermists are teaming up to complete the project--Jason Hofford of Custom Critters in Valier, Illinois, Randy McElroy of Trails End Taxidermy in Mulkeytown, Illinois, and Brice Wangler of Full Flight Taxidermy in Centrailia, Illinois.
Laura Capello, Juliet McMaster, Lesley Peterson, and Chris Wangler. Edmonton: Juvenilia Press, 2001.
Justin Wangler, executive chef at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, recommends these varieties: ''Big White Pink Stripe' and 'Cherokee Purple' for BLTs, 'Black Cherry' and 'Yellow Plum for salads, and 'San Marzano' (shown) for sauce.
At the Walther booth, Gregory Wangler from Parabellum Sports in Alexandria, Va., was impressed with the new Walther PPQ.
In particular, the development of a compact, tractor-mounted light detection and range (LIDAR) system has made it possible to take quick and detailed readings of crop structure (Wangler et al.
"The BVB player has been in Egypt to continue his rehab, for a few weeks also under the guidance of BVB physio Thorben Weste and fitness coach Florian Wangler."
A Third Form pupil at Greytowers Boarding School, he is known as the 'wangler' of the school, constantly playing tricks and avoiding unpleasant school activities, much to the chagrin of his teacher Mr Clarence Creep.
WANGLER, MM, MBA, joined the faculty of Appalachian State University in 2005 as Director of the Music Industries Program.
He interviewed down in Knoxville, Tenn., with Sheridan Wangler, now vice president of field services & trustee relations, who hired him as a field services representative.
"The Green Giant was rated the number three icon of the 20th century, and 96% of consumers know and recognize the brand and associate it with consistent quality," says Sarah Wangler, marketing manager.
Amanda Wangler, project engineer for the Minot wind project, has been immersed in "micrositing"--the process of choosing exactly where each turbine will be located within an 8,000 to 12,000-acre area.
"This cross-promotion will enable retailers to merchandise Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions next to our Green Giant Fresh Green Beans to maximize results," said Sarah Wangler, marketing manager for the Scholl Group II, based in Minneapolis.
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