see (one) coming

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see (one) coming

To view someone as being particularly gullible and thus easy to deceive, swindle, or exploit. The guys in that shop must have seen me coming, because they convinced me to buy the most expensive stuff they had.
See also: coming, see

see someone coming

recognize a person who can be fooled or deceived. informal
See also: coming, see, someone

see somebody ˈcoming

(informal) know that somebody is innocent or stupid and decide to lie to them or cheat them: ‘I paid €500 for it, and it doesn’t work!’ ‘They must have seen you coming.’
See also: coming, see, somebody
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One skipper, Richard Winning, who was not "very good at judging the height of waves," saw one coming.
The Celtics double-teamed Anthony late in the game and he said he saw one coming when he decided to pass to Jeffries in the closing seconds.
We would play football until we saw one coming when we would have to scoot pretty quick.
If we saw one coming towards us, we might or might not be able to do something.