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Definition: be wise to (someone or something) To be fully aware or cognizant of someone or something, especially
if it is suspicious, illegal, or malicious in nature or intention.
Example: We'd better watch our step—I think the police are wise to us! I'm wise to your scheme, and I'll find a way to make sure you can never
put it into action! Now that I've been teaching for a few years, I'm wise to kids who
try to cheat on their tests.
Wise to Something
Informal: Aware of a situation or way of doing something, esp. one that is dishonest:
Ex: He calls in sick almost every Monday with some phony story – I’m wise to him.
Farlex. (n.d.). Am Wise To You. The Free Dictionary. https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/am+wise+to+you.
Wise To Something. Cambridge Dictionary. (n.d.). https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/wise-to-something.