be wise to (someone or something)

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be wise to (someone or something)

To be fully aware or cognizant of someone or something, especially if he, she, or it is suspicious, illegal, or malicious in nature or intention. We'd better watch our step—I think the police are wise to us! I'm wise to your scheme, and I'll find a way to make sure you can never put it into action!
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And I don't intend to become a Washington insider--yet I am wise to the ways of Washington from years of experience advocating and shaping the policy positions affecting our industry.