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
References in classic literature ?
Shimerda saw us coming, she ran from her door down into the draw behind the stable, as if she did not want to meet us.
The five stations we sealed up have fuel and sell above government price while some saw us coming and closed their fuel station.
Before we could reach them, she saw us coming and, quite aggressively, leapt to the defence of her man and told us to 'mind our own business' and 'leave them alone.
They saw us coming from off the island to take over a place they had known for a long time, so we couldn't do anything quickly.
The attackers) saw us coming,'' McGonagle said, "and they took off.
My friend Diego and I had a plan to sneak in through the back of the building and get one shot at the gap, but the guy saw us coming.
Unfortunately her youngest son saw us coming out of the bathroom and told his dad.
Cleaned out by a three-card trickster who saw us coming with his eyes closed.
There were people washing in this water in which they used to urinate and do their toiletries in and these kids saw us coming down.
The man darted away when he saw us coming but left his lad who was sitting on the take-off side.
Like the wineshop owner who saw us coming and offloaded a batch of red to his unsuspecting English customers that should have been used for commercial purposes only.
Though no one said it, we were frightened--until we began to notice how the few people we saw along the street would dart into the shadows and disappear when they saw us coming.
The back-to-basics 90s saw us coming down to earth as garden decking and wooden flooring took the No1 spot.
Our second attempt was much better, although our two neighbors saw us coming and threw all their rubber fenders along the sides of their boats and used their hands to keep us from bumping into them.