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pass someone/something off as something

phrasal verb with pass  us   /pæs/ verb
to ​try to make ​othersbelieve that someone or something is something other than what the ​person or thing is: Maurice is ​trying to pass himself off as a ​journalist to get ​admitted to the ​pressconference.
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