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see through (1)

Meaning: If you see through something or someone, you realize that you are being deceived or tricked, and you aren't fooled.

For example:

  • see through sb/sth I got an email from someone claiming they had millions of dollars and needed my help to get it into the country. I saw through the scam and deleted it.

  • see through sb/sth My friends told me I'd won the lottery, but I saw through their little joke straight away and laughed.

Quick Quiz:

If we had seen through his get-rich-quick investment scheme, we wouldn't have
  1. made so much money
  2. lost so much money
  3. saved so much money

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