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pass something off as something

also pass off something as something
to pretend that something is different from what it really is Mother would never try to pass off supermarket cookies as homemade, would she? The senator passed his impolite language off as “the way we talk where I come from.”
See also: off, pass

pass yourself off as somebody

to pretend that you are someone else Maurice is trying to pass himself off as a journalist to get admitted to the press conference.
See also: off, pass