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be caught with chaff
To be easily fooled or duped. I only listened to that fool because I was caught with the chaff back then.
be caught with chaffbe easily deceived.
Chaff is the husks of corn separated from the grain by threshing. Be caught with chaff has been used since the late 15th century as a metaphor for being easily fooled or trapped.