Meaning of “pass sth/sb off as sth/sb” in the English Dictionary

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"pass sth/sb off as sth/sb" in Business English

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pass sth/sb off as sth/sb

phrasal verb with pass uk /pɑːs/ us /pæs/ verb

to try to make people believe that someone or something is other than what they are:

They were trying to pass off these shirts as genuine Armani.

(Definition of “pass sth/sb off as sth/sb” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)