get\ wise

v. phr. slang
To learn about something kept secret from you; become alert.

One girl pretended to be sick on gym days when she had athletics, until the teacher got wise and made her go anyway.

- Often used with "to".

The boys got wise to Jack's fondness for bubble gum.

If you don't get wise to yourself and start studying, you will fail the course.

Compare: catch on, see through Contrast: in the dark

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  • get wise — {v. phr.}, {slang} To learn about something kept secret from you; become alert. * /One girl pretended to be sick on gym days when she had athletics, until the teacher got wise and made her go anyway./ Often used with to . * /The boys got wise to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • get wise to — find out, understand …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • get wise to somebody — be/get ˈwise to sb/sth idiom (informal) to become aware that sb is being dishonest • He thought he could fool me but I got wise to him. Main entry: ↑wiseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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