A manipulative way of getting people to go along with a plan by including said parties previous to them agreeing to attend.
andrew wants to see a movie. noone wants to go but he calls mike and says "me, brian, eric, and charlie are going to the movies" mike agrees because all those people are going. andrew then calls brian and says "me, eric, charlie and mike are going to the movies" brian agrees because all those people are going. etc... in the end everyone goes because andrew pulled a cronedawger.