get a line
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|Verb||1.||get a line - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"|
get the goods - discover some bad or hidden information about; "She got the goods on her co-worker after reading his e-mail"
wise up - get wise to; "They wised up to it"
ascertain - learn or discover with certainty
discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"