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.
See also: get, someone, wise
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get wise to

Also be wise to. See through the deception of; also, become aware of. For example, It took a while, but she finally got wise to Fred's lies, or I'm wise to the fact that her clothes come from a thrift shop. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
See also: get, wise
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The man goes up to people asking for PS1 so he can get home to Leeds - but he has been attempting the same scam for so long people are getting wise to him.
The people who try to defile the sport use all means at their disposal to lure players into their net, and the authorities are now getting wise to it.
Or here's an idea: Maybe people are getting wise to the fact that the government has absolutely no idea what it is doing.
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