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.
- 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.
If we had seen through his get-rich-quick investment scheme, we wouldn't have