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 ?
Seeing us coming, the Kukuana gave one final and most vicious dig, and with a shout of "Take that, wizard!" bolted away.
"All last season we had the ethos of never looking too far ahead and were dark horses a little bit with other teams not expecting us to challenge and not seeing us coming.
But we're hard to beat and not many teams are going to like seeing us coming up next."