Meaning of “worm yourself/your way into sth” in the English Dictionary

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"worm yourself/your way into sth" in British English

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worm yourself/your way into sth

disapproving
phrasal verb with worm uk /wɜːm/ us /wɝːm/ verb

to gradually achieve a position of trust, possibly by being dishonest:

He wormed himself into her affections without her ever suspecting he only did it for her money.

(Definition of “worm yourself/your way into sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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