born yesterday

born yesterday  {adj. phr.}
Inexperienced and easily fooled; not alert to trickery; easily deceived or cheated. — Usually used in negative sentences.
When Bill started the new job, the other workers teased him a little, but he soon proved to everyone that he wasn't born yesterday.
I won't give you the money till I see the bicycle you want to sell me. Do you think I was born yesterday?
Compare: NOBODY'S FOOL.
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