see somebody coming
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.
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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.’
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