One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Understand someone's thoughts and motives easily.
not be deceived by, not be taken in by, be wise to, get the measure of, have the measure of, read like a book, fathom, penetrate, realize, understandView synonyms
- ‘His mother - and she could read him like a book - had driven him to the barracks gates just seven hours earlier.’
- ‘How great it is to have a best friend who reads you like a book.’
- ‘Then again, he had known me my whole life and he could read me like a book, what I was feeling, and what I was thinking.’
- ‘I know you higher-ups like to hide that sort of thing from us, but I can read you like a book, sir.’
- ‘I never conferred with Alison about Faye so she left alone, however Amy could read me like a book and whenever I was feeling down she'd guess it.’
- ‘Some of those have crowed before that they can read me like a book, that they're great with people and can get to the root of any problem.’
- ‘I had to answer no, whilst wildly panicking that I could be read like a book -.’
- ‘He is the only person who understands me and can read me like a book without having to turn to page one.’
- ‘He stared at her, his piercing, penetrating gaze shooting right through her, reading her like a book.’
- ‘You keep forgetting, we can read you like a book.’
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