born\ yesterday

adj. phr.
Inexperienced and easily fooled; not alert to trickery; easily deceived or cheated. - Usually used in negative sentences.

When Bill started the new job, the other workers teased him a little, but he soon proved to everyone that he wasn't born yesterday.

I won't give you the money till I see the bicycle you want to sell me. Do you think I was born yesterday?

Compare: nobody's fool

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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