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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Mr Finnigan, 48, from Merseyside, said the dramas - many of which use former policemen as advisers - dropped so many hints about how cases were investigated that crooks were getting wise to them.