weasel into

Definition of weasel into

chiefly US, informal + usually disapproving

  1. :  to get into (a place or situation) by being dishonest, by persuading someone in a clever way, etc. She weaseled (herself) into the position of manager. He managed to weasel his way into the restaurant even though he didn't have a reservation.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of various small slender active carnivorous mammals (genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae, the weasel family) that are able to prey on animals (as rabbits) larger than themselves, are mostly brown with white or yellowish underparts, and in northern forms turn white in winter — compare ermine 1a

    :  a light self-propelled tracked vehicle built either for traveling over snow, ice, or sand or as an amphibious vehicle

    :  a sneaky, untrustworthy, or insincere person

  1. :  to use weasel words :  equivocate

    :  to manipulate shiftily

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