get wise (to someone or something)

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get wise (to someone or something)

To find out, become aware of, more fully understand, and/or no longer be deceived (by something or someone). I've been taking small supplies from the office for a long time, but I think the boss is getting wise. People are finally starting to get wise to the need for environmental protection.
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Even so I was disappointed he wouldn't have a cut at them, but he's a 12-year-old, and is getting wise now.
Sandra Quinn, director of corporate communications at Apacs, said, 'Although computer users seem to be getting wise to spam scams like phishing and Trojans - which can be best avoided by treating unsolicited emails with caution - we'd like to see even greater improvement.
But even while we wait for MPs to lobby for a change in the law, other motorists are apparently getting wise to their chances.
Changing the rules of the game doesn't appear to have been the FDIC's intention when it sold Washington Mutual for a pittance, but bidders are getting wise and are taking advantage of the way the "new" game is played.
A lot of people are getting wise to binge drinking, recognising the damage it does to you, and who wants to be ill the next day anyway?
Publishers are at last getting wise to the adult appetite for the seasonal gifts of their childhood and annuals are enjoying a victorious renaissance.
Then I finally got the message that he has a lot of miles on the clock and he is getting wise to the game.
Jamie Spencer, who had ridden a winner at Wolverhampton in the afternoon, said: ``He's getting wise to it now and the ground was a bit firm for him, but once he got his head in front he was never going to be headed.
UK homebuyers are getting wise to the benefits of mortgage protection, according the results of a survey by insurance company CGU Direct.
But the kids and thinking are now getting wise 'why don't I just sell them myself for pounds 50?
David Einhorn, President of Greenlight Capital, observed, "It is a surprising twist to see that after years of denial by Allied Capital, at the very time that the government is finally getting wise to the widespread fraud at BLX, this case is dismissed on the grounds that the information was publicly available all along.
Jerome, who has scored just two goals in the last eight matches - a brace in the 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on November 9 - admits he's finding it harder to hit the net on a regular basis now defenders are getting wise to his abilities.
It's become much easier to follow the Toon abroad and people are getting wise to the various flights and airlines available.
Getting Wise is Brassy's second album and comes in the wake of their heightened profile on the back of mobile phone advert theme tune Play Some D.
The taxpayers, however, may be getting wise to this sleight of hand and growing weary of City Hall's broken promises.