(get) sucked in(to)


1. be drawn into a situation against your will






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be sucked into a bidding war/argument/unpleasant situation

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When you get 'sucked into' something you become involved in something without planning to or against your will. It can also mean to get involved in something to an extent that something demands or takes all of your attention. You could get sucked into a new TV series for example. This is a casual expression used more in social contexts.

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  1. I can't afford to let the other company suck me into a bidding war with them because I'd lose. I need to take a subtler, less direct approach.
  2. I really didn't want to be put on the committee, but somehow I got sucked into it. Now I have to attend long-winded meetings every day!

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  1. Mary told me not to trust Robert, but I got sucked in by his polite and confident manner. He ended up swindling me out of thousands of euros!
  2. I try not to get sucked in by new products and programs but it can be hard to know which ones are worth investing in.

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