smell a rat Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “smell a rat” in the English Dictionary

"smell a rat" in British English

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smell a rat

to ​recognize that something is not as it ​appears to be or that something ​dishonest is ​happening: He's been ​working late with her every ​night this ​week - I smell a ​rat!
(Definition of smell a rat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"smell a rat" in American English

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smell a rat

to ​believe something is ​wrong: When I got an ​e-mailasking for my ​password, I should have ​smelled a ​rat.
(Definition of smell a rat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “smell a rat”
in Chinese (Simplified) 发觉有可疑之处,感到其中有诈…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發覺有可疑之處,感到其中有詐…
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