wise to

idiom

informal
: not fooled by (someone or something) : aware of (something, especially something dishonest)
I'm wise to you. I know what you're doing.
When she got wise to his scheme, she left.

Examples of wise to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The good news is that a bracelet can still be acquired for use here, and each of the 20 buyers for this watch would be wise to do just that. Blake Buettner, Robb Report, 8 May 2024 The United States and its European and Arab allies, who rightly stood by Israel against Iranian aggression tonight, would be wise to push Netanyahu to avoid a broader conflagration that will benefit no one in the region, least of all the people of Iran or Israel. Arash Azizi, The Atlantic, 14 Apr. 2024 But given Walker’s penchant for punishing the Rockies, Lawrence was wise to pitch him ultra-carefully. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, 10 Apr. 2024 But those heading to LAX this week would be wise to assume headache-inducing traffic and leave extra time for getting to flights. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2024 Netflix is wise to this scheme, however, and actively works to block users who connect via VPN. PCMAG, 15 Apr. 2024 Gillis' hosting stint proved one thing: The show was wise to fire him, not just because of his offensive remarks. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 Those seeking some seaside serenity would be wise to consider the Caribbean, where the weather remains balmy, yet the spring break guests have dispersed. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, 2 Apr. 2024 For his own sake and the country’s, President Joe Biden would be wise to change course. Chris Jahn, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2024

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“Wise to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wise%20to. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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