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pass as/for sth/sb

verb uk phrasal verb with pass   /pɑːs/ us    /pæs/
to appear to be someone or something else, or to cause people to believe that you are someone or something else: I really want to go and see the film, but I don't think I'd pass for 18. Do you think this jacket and trousers will pass as a suit? They're almost the same colour.
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