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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I saw somebody coming toward me in a business suit with this jewelry.
But I saw somebody coming out with their hands up by their head and I saw police bring out a bag.
If I had eyes on the back on my head and saw somebody coming up, I definitely feel that there was still something more left.
I thought I saw somebody coming at me, but they said it was just my mind,'' Brackett said.