to get roped into something

to get persuaded to do something or to get talked into doing something or to suddenly find yourself involved in doing something unplanned. Perhaps the girl in the photo is wondering “how did I get roped into this!” as she sits alone in her “pen” perhaps waiting for her friends, who suggested meeting her at the beach, to arrive….

The Beach Summer 2020 (thanks to de Morgen and Beeld AFP/Clement Mahoudeau)

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