Get Roped Into

Welcome to English in a minute!This idiom makes it sound like you are at a rodeo.Get Roped Into.Hey,do you have any plans for the weekend? Well,I did have plans to go hiking.But,my friend asked me to cat-sit,so I guess I’m just staying around town.Aren’t you allergic to cats? How did you get roped into that? I don’t know.I just can’t say no to this friend!To get roped into something means to be persuaded to do something.Often something you do not really want to do.In our example,Anna got talked into watching a friend’s cat.The use of the word “rope”probably comes from cowboys,who use a lasso to rope young cows while riding a horse.And that’s English in a minute!

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