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Get wise   /gɛt waɪz/   Listen
Get wise

Understand, usually after some initial difficulty.  Synonyms: catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, latch on, tumble, twig.

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"Get wise" Quotes from Famous Books

... deserve it; I'll do all I can for you. But the bank is rather uncertain, you know. We are all—well, more or less servants. Even I get my call-downs regularly. You didn't know that, eh? Well, you'll get wise to a whole lot of things as time goes on. However, I don't want to discourage you. Do your best wherever ...
— A Canadian Bankclerk • J. P. Buschlen

Words linked to "Get wise" :   dig, compass, apprehend, grok, get the picture, grasp, savvy, comprehend

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