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worm(one's way) in (to something)
1. Fig. to wiggle into something or some place. (Fig. on the image of a worm working its way into a very small space.) The little cat wormed her way into the box and got stuck. The cat wormed into the opening.
2. . Fig. to manipulate one's way into participation in something. She tried to worm her way into the play, but the director refused. You can't have a part, so don't try to worm in.
worm(one's way) out (of something)
1. Fig. to wiggle out of something or some place. (Fig. on the image of a worm working its way out of a very small space.) Somehow she managed to worm her way out of the handcuffs. Frank wormed out of the opening. He struggled and struggled and wormed out.
2. . Fig. to manipulate oneself out of a job or responsibility. Don't try to worm yourself out of this affair. It is your fault! You can't worm out of this.
n. a repellent person, usually a male. Gad, you are a worm, Tom.
- (even) a worm will turn
- a worm will turn
- a worm's eye view
- a worm's-eye view
- burp the worm
- early bird catches the worm
- Even a worm will turn
- glow worm
- have a worm in (one's) tongue
- The early bird catches the worm
- the worm has turned
- the worm turns
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- worm (one's) way out (of something)
- worm burner
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