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pass sth off as sth

phrasal verb with pass uk   /pɑːs/  us   /pæs/ verb
to ​pretend that something is a ​particular thing when it is not: The ​dealer was ​trying to ​pass off ​fakes as ​valuableantiques. It's hard to ​believe anyone would ​try to ​pass this ​nonsense off as ​literature.
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