Meaning of “pass someone/something off as something” in the English Dictionary

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"pass someone/something off as something" in American English

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pass someone/something off as something

phrasal verb with pass us /pæs/ verb

to try to make others believe 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 press conference.

(Definition of “pass someone/something off as something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)