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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.
Translations of “worm yourself/your way into sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸騙取信任…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐骗取信任…
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