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worm yourself/your way into sth

disapproving
phrasal verb with worm uk   /wɜːm/  us   /wɝːm/ verb
to ​graduallyachieve a ​position of ​trust, ​possibly by being ​dishonest: He ​wormed himself into her ​affections without her ​eversuspecting 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)
Translations of “worm yourself/your way into sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐骗取信任…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸騙取信任…
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