play (one) for a sucker

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play (one) for a sucker

To assume someone is stupid, naïve, or gullible and try to exploit it for one's own gain. I know you’ve been spending time with that woman again—don't play me for a sucker! I can't believe I let them play me for a sucker. I should have known the deal was too good to be true.
See also: play, sucker