drag somebody into something

Meaning(s)

1. force someone to become involved in an unpleasant or difficult situation

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don't drag me into this

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To 'drag' something or someone means to physically manoeuvre or move something or something into a position by using force. To drag somebody into something means to involve somebody in a situation they did not wish to be involved with or to talk about someone who has nothing to do with what you are saying. 'Drag into' is a phrasal verb used in social and professional contexts.

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  1. The woman warned her husband not to drag her into his argument with the neighbours.
  2. Don't drag me into the investigation, the innocent man begged the detective. I'm not involved!

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  1. I am sorry to have to drag you into this and ask for your help but I could really do with your help.
  2. How dare you drag my family circumstances into this. That has nothing to do with my ability to perform in work.

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