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English idioms related to Interactions - Abuse & Manipulation

Discover how English idioms like "load the dice" and "fall into a trap" relate to abuse and manipulation in English.

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English idioms related to Interactions
to feather one's (own) nest
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to take advantage of a position to make oneself rich, particularly by using unfair or dishonest methods
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to hold a candle to the Devil
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to be comparable to someone who is very evil
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to pull (some) strings
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to gain advantage over others by making use of one's contacts and influence in an unfair way
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not do (any) evil that good may come (out) of it
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to avoid doing something bad or unethical for the sake of achieving something good
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up to no good
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about to do something bad or evil
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to curry favor with sb
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to try to impress someone using insincere praise for personal gain
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to wheel and deal
[phrase]
to use various dishonest or complicated methods in order to gain things, particularly in politics or business
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to fall into a trap
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to be placed in a difficult position by believing something that is not true or trusting someone who lies
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guinea pig
[noun]
someone on whom scientific experiments are tested
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to grease one's hand
[phrase]
to secretly offer someone money or anything of high value in order to persuade them to help one or do what one desires
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ambulance chaser
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a lawyer who finds clients at the scenes of accidents or other tragedies, especially with the intention of earning money through legal action
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to load the dice
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to do something unfair in order to make a particular outcome more probable
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to set a thief to catch a thief
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to make use of a thief or criminal just to be able to anticipate, understand, or capture other criminals or thieves
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to stack the cards
[phrase]
to arrange situations or conditions to achieve a preferred result by giving oneself an unfair advantage
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to lead sb (around) by the nose
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to manipulate or control someone easily, typically by making them obediently follow one's commands or desires
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to steal one's thunder
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to use someone else's idea, plan, words, etc. in order to prevent them from reaching success or getting attention
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to play games
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to engage in activities or behaviors that involve deception, manipulation, or deceit in order to achieve a particular outcome, often at the expense of others
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to sell ice to Eskimos
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to convince someone to do something that seems unnecessary or redundant, especially to buy something they do not need
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