One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not be deceived by; detect the true nature of.‘he can see through her lies and deceptions’
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
- ‘Hooray to our city council for seeing through the duplicity, but what about all the others who haven't?’
- ‘They used every trick in the book to justify the unjustifiable and the people saw through their lies, half truths and dissimulations.’
- ‘Only by knowing his true nature was it possible to see through his gentlemanly veil.’
- ‘At least the majority of people saw through their lies and believe the truth I was telling.’
- ‘He is not in the least impressed by him; and when you stop being afraid of Gordon you very quickly see through him.’
- ‘It amazes me how they can obfuscate or even lie and believe people won't see through them.’
- ‘It's perfectly safe to have freedom of speech in Oxford, because we're smart enough to see through them.’
- ‘If you're not comfortable doing something, people can always see through it.’
- ‘Although the others see through him, and his lies, Kirk persists in keeping the pretence going.’
- ‘Of course, the electorate are increasingly seeing through the lies and deceit of Labour.’
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