wriggle in

wriggle into (something or some place)

1. To manage to get into something or some place by turning or twisting with writhing motions. The mouse wriggled into the house through a small crack in the wall. Mary wriggled into the crawl space to inspect the plumbing of the house.
2. To manage to put on a piece of clothing with difficulty. I'm going to need to go on a diet if I hope to wriggle into my old suit. She wriggled into the bulky protective suit and ventured into the quarantined area.
3. To succeed in achieving some status, condition, or position very narrowly or by sly or clever means. After a lackluster season, the team just barely managed to wriggle into the playoffs. She didn't care for him at all at first, but he managed to wriggle his way into her good graces eventually.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

wriggle in(to something)

to wiggle and squeeze into something or some place. You will never be able to wriggle into that swimming suit. I can just wriggle in!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These dervishes respond to no laws of gravity or logic; instead they wriggle in perpetual limbo the naked denizens of some astral Last Judgment from which there is no release.