worm out of

phrasal verb
wormed out of; worming out of; worms out of

Definition of worm out of

informal
1 : to get (information) from (someone) by asking many questions, by using clever methods of persuasion, etc. She finally wormed the truth out of him.
2 : to avoid doing (something) in usually a clever or dishonest way He always managed to worm his way out of doing the dishes.

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“Worm out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm%20out%20of. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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