to get someone into something

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - get someone into something

"to get someone into something"

to cause a person to become involved in a situation or activity (often without the person wanting to become involved)


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get someone into something

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:   Well, here we are miles from anything and you've gotten us stuck so bad we'll never get out by ourselves.

Friend 2:  What do you want me to do about it?

Friend 1:  You are the one who suggested we go down this crazy trail in the middle of nowhere.  I just wanted to go for a Sunday drive.  You got us into this, now you get us out of it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get someone into something

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  You stalled and made excuses to the boss and now the report is due tomorrow and there is no way we can finish it.

Colleague 2:  I didn't hear you saying anything for the past two weeks.

Colleague 1:  Because I was doing my part. In fact my part is finished. I didn't cause this trouble. You got us into this mess. What are you going to do?

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to get someone into something - Gerund Form:

Getting your friend into an unsafe investment is not a good way to stay friends.

to get someone into something - Examples:

1)  They won't get you into trouble and they won't destroy your home.

2)  ... the fact that it could get you into a fight with a vegan ...

3)  ... who the audience is supposed to be and then figuring out how you get them into the building.

4)  They tried all kinds of tricks to get him into the water and he wasn't buying any of them until: he was ready.

5)  Sure, it gets you into the lucrative world of the Champions League but there's nothing like winning trophies.

6)  She will get you into trouble, just as she has the Christines.

7)  Tony Abbott's extremism will get him into trouble every time... 

8)  Maybe I need some hypnosis of some kind to get me into a good working out habit!

9)  When I tried to get him into the taxi, he dug his claws into the concrete so there were long and ...

10)  ... you can't connect with your patients, you aren't going to get them into the office.

11)  Withdrawing now is going to get you into a deeper hole.

12)  I'll get him into the course.

13)  It gets you into the habit.

14)  Third, reading for pleasure gets you into the habit of reading.

15)  Take them to a theater production, then get them into the reading.

16)  This is a serious intrusion of privacy and may get you into a large amount of trouble.

17)  The ability to make cheap worldwide phones gets you into the position Nokia is in today.

18)  He told me that I was going to get him into trouble but with a little persuasion he agreed to assume command.

19)  It took two hours to get me into a wheelchair lined with pillows, but despite my tears, I refused to give ...

20)  ... whether it is to get them into the store, ...