have (got) (someone) pegged as (something)

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have (got) (someone) pegged as (something)

To distinctly regard someone as being a certain type of person. I had you pegged as a coward, but I'm impressed with how you stood up to that criminal. Everyone's got me pegged as a loser, but I'll show them!
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Most models of respiration in soil have pegged physical conditions, such as soil temperature, as the primary drivers of carbon dioxide release.