worm into

phrasal verb

wormed into; worming into; worms into
informal
: to get oneself into (a desired position, situation, etc.) in a gradual and usually clever or dishonest way
I wormed my way into a job at the theater.
He somehow managed to worm himself back into her life.

Examples of worm into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anglers of his era simply stuck their rickety fly rods through alder tangles and dropped a weighted worm into a deep hole. Will Ryan, Field & Stream, 5 July 2023 The versions of my death that really wormed into my brain stem were the ones that had me in a hospice bed, surrounded by loved ones, all of whom were giving me permission to let go—that was the point at which my nocturnal panic attacks invariably began. Tom Bissell, Harper's Magazine, 10 Apr. 2023

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“Worm into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm%20into. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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