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Dear Ted:

Does the phrase "to get oneself into (doing) something" exist?

If so, when is it used?

Would you please give me some examples?

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Does the phrase "to get oneself into (doing) something" exist?

If so, when is it used?

** I do not recognize the phrase as you have written it.  There are other variations that can be used.

EXAMPLES:

I really got myself into a bad situation.

Jane tried very hard to get herself into the social group.

If you get yourself into their private matters, you will live to regret it.

Ted

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