get wise to (someone or something)

get wise to (someone or something)


To suddenly become very upset or intensely angry and make a big display of it. Primarily heard in UK, Australia.


We’d better watch our step—I think the police are getting wise to us!
I hope my brother doesn’t get wise to my scheme to take over the company.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘get wise to (someone or something)’ mean?

The idiom get wise to (someone or something) means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘get wise to (someone or something)’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘get wise to (someone or something)’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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