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smell blood

to ​recognize an ​opportunity to take ​advantage of someone who is in a ​difficultsituation: When she ​smellsblood, you don't get a second ​chance.
(Definition of smell blood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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