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an assumed name
1. A name that one uses to conceal their true identity. The suspect is Tom Jordan, but we think he's using an assumed name these days. A: "It'll be all right—we'll just go on the run, and cut and dye our hair, and start using assumed names." B: "Have you lost your mind?" Though she had begun to use an assumed name, the police still caught up to her.
2. A name used publicly by a business that differs from its incorporated name; a DBA ("doing business as") name. I know their company is Wordsmith, Inc., but I think they use an assumed name in some territories. A: "You may not know FlemCorp Inc. because I'm pretty sure they have an assumed name. Smile Town, maybe?" B: "Oh yeah, I've heard of Smile Town." Are bakeries required to have cutesy assumed names? It sure seems like it!
assume a low profile
To maintain a minimal degree of public notice or exposure; to avoid drawing attention, scrutiny, or observation to oneself. In contrast to her predecessor, the new governor has assumed a low profile, making greater inroads behind closed doors while largely staying out of the public spotlight. It can be hard for celebrities to assume a low profile when they go out in public.
To think or behave as though one is superior to others or better than one really is; to have or assume a pretentious or self-aggrandizing attitude. I think John is really a decent fellow at heart, but I really wish he wouldn't assume such airs about his writing abilities. Stop assuming airs, Mary, you're not some world-class actor—you're just an amateur like the rest of us!
assume liability for
To take responsibility for something, typically a cost or expense. When you signed the contract, you assumed liability for fees like this.
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assume liability for something
to accept the responsibility for paying a cost. Mr. Smith assumed liability for his son's student loans. The store assumed liability for the injured customer's hospital bills.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.