English version

worm your way out of (doing) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishworm your way out of (doing) somethingworm your way out of (doing) somethingAVOIDto avoid doing something that you have been asked to do by making an excuse that is dishonest but clever Steve wormed his way out of going to the meeting. worm
Examples from the Corpus
worm your way out of (doing) somethingSomehow Ben wormed his way out of mowing the lawn.
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