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    take in/ be up to a trick or two

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Don’t think you are going to take me in so easily, my young friend. I’m old enough to know a trick or two.

    take in = deceive, swindle

    be up to a trick or two = know a trick or two = I wasn’t born yesterday

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: take in/ be up to a trick or two

    Yes. Spot on

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