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. I can't believe they managed to sell you such a piece of junk. I bet they saw you coming a mile away.
See also: coming, see
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They must have seen you coming.

You were really cheated. They saw you coming and decided they could cheat you easily. Andy: It cost two hundred dollars. Rachel: You paid two hundred dollars for that thing? Boy, they must have seen you coming. Bob: Do you think I paid too much for this car? It's not as good as I thought it was. Tom: It's almost a wreck. They must have seen you coming.
See also: coming, have, must, seen
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see someone coming

recognize a person who can be fooled or deceived. informal
See also: coming, see, someone
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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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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.
So immediately we made a turn, and we were approaching the house they were already coming, so when they saw us coming they started throwing the stones.
By that time, when the pigs saw us coming with a bucket, they would run up into the trailer and wait for their goodies.
'The five stations we sealed up have fuel and sell above government price while some saw us coming and closed their fuel station.
One is tempted to conjecture that the Aussies saw us coming.
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"They never saw us coming. He and his men were not even able to go for their guns," Marcelo said, pointing out that three handguns, including the stolen firearm, were recovered from the suspects.
"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. He was blocking my path but I went for it anyways, and he pushed me over as I was rolling up.
"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.