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English definition of “pass sth/sb off as sth/sb”

pass sth/sb off as sth/sb

phrasal verb with pass
/pɑːs/ verb
to pretend that something or someone is different from what they really are: He tried to pass himself off as some sort of expert.Faking and pretending
(Definition of pass sth/sb off as sth/sb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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