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pass as someone or something

to succeed in being accepted as someone or something. The spy was able to pass as a regular citizen. The thief was arrested when he tried to pass as a priest.
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pass as

v.
To give some unreal impression that is accepted as real; pass for something: Although he was 30, he could easily pass as a teenager when he shaved his beard.
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