Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
see right through (sb)
see right throughsee right through somebody
1) see someone's true position or intention despite what they present
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don't lie to me, I can see right through you
When you see right through somebody, it means you acknowledge the true intention or ability of someone, despite their intention to have you believe something else. When you see through someone you perceive beyond their outward persona or mask to their true feelings or intentions. Do not confuse this with the phrase 'to look right through someone', which means to ignore them or dismiss their presence.
Social Examples (Basic)
She told me yesterday that she was feeling sick, but I know that she was out late the night before. I can see right through her.
I can never lie to my mother. She always sees right through me.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Whatever you do, never try to deceive a client. It is likely they willsee right through youand it will work against you.
It is time that politicians were aware that the public cansee right throughtheir lies and empty promises.
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