wise to (someone or something)

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wise to (someone or something)

Fully aware of or alert to someone or something, especially if they or it seems suspicious, illegal, or malicious in nature or intention. We'd better watch our step—I think the police are wise to us! I hope my brother doesn't get wise to my scheme to take over the company.
See also: to, wise
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*wise to someone or something

fully aware of someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; put someone ~.) The cops are wise to the plan.
See also: to, wise
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wise to someone/something

mod. having found out about someone or something. (Underworld.) The cops are wise to the plan.
See also: someone, something, to, wise
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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