have someone's number

have someone's number
have someone's number informal understand a person's real motives or character.
Main Entry: number

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  • have someone’s number — [v] know someone’s motives be onto someone, be wise to someone*, have someone pegged*, have someone sized up*, know what makes someone tick*, read someone; concepts 15,18,37 …   New thesaurus

  • have someone's number — have (someone s) number informal to know that someone is trying to do something bad and therefore be able to deal with them. I m not worried about Taylor. I ve got his number and I know what to expect …   New idioms dictionary

  • have someone's number — informal understand a person s real motives or character and thereby gain some advantage * * * have someone s number informal : to be able to deal with or defeat someone easily especially because you know or understand that person so well She… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have someone's number — verb To understand a persons character, capabilities, or situation. Say! Hes the hardest guy I ever saw, Stoner declared, admiringly. Mallow spoke last, but he spoke with conviction. You said it, Brick. I had his number from the start. Hes a… …   Wiktionary

  • have someone's number — informal understand a person s real motives or character. → number …   English new terms dictionary

  • have someone's number on it — informal (of a bomb, bullet, or other missile) destined to find a specified person as its target …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (got) someone's number — have (got) someone’s number informal phrase to understand someone or realize the true purpose of their actions I’ve got your number – don’t think you can fool me. Thesaurus: to understand someone s character or thinkingsynonym Main entry: number …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (got) (someone's) number — to understand the way someone behaves. They ve got our number – they play harder against us than anybody else. She seems to know exactly what people our age want – she definitely has our number …   New idioms dictionary

  • have one's number on it — verb Te be destined for someone. Ill catch that fish. It has my number on it …   Wiktionary

  • number — ► NOUN 1) a quantity or value expressed by a word, symbol, or figure. 2) a quantity or amount of something countable. 3) (a number of) several. 4) a single issue of a magazine. 5) a song, dance, or other musical item. 6) informal an item of… …   English terms dictionary

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