sell as

sell someone or something as something

to put someone or something up for consideration as something. The political party tried to sell the candidate as a responsible administrator. The sales force was told to sell the paint as the best available anywhere.
See also: sell
References in classic literature ?
Perkins if they could call at just a few houses coming and going, and sell a little soap for the Simpsons, she at first replied decidedly in the negative.
A man with a name like Grusczinsky could sell a dozen editions by himself.