disguise (someone or something) as (someone or something)

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disguise (someone or something) as (someone or something)

To cause someone or something to look or seem like someone or something else. Unless you plan to disguise yourself as a potted plant, there's no way you'll be able to sit in on that meeting. I think that statement was just anger disguised as sarcasm.
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disguise someone or something as someone or something

to dress or make someone up to appear to be someone or something. We disguised the child as a witch. We disguised Gerald as a pumpkin.
See also: disguise
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
It was a natural reflection for Orestes to make, 'So I too must die at the altar like my sister.' So, again, in the Tydeus of Theodectes, the father says, 'I came to find my son, and I lose my own life.' So too in the Phineidae: the women, on seeing the place, inferred their fate:--'Here we are doomed to die, for here we were cast forth.' Again, there is a composite kind of recognition involving false inference on the part of one of the characters, as in the Odysseus Disguised as a Messenger.
It was at Wake Robin Lodge that Avis Everhard later lived for short periods, when, disguised as an agent-provocateur of the Iron Heel, she was enabled to play with impunity her part among men and events.
Lewis Dungey, 22, from Hemlington, was caught with a pepper spray disguised as a pen.
According to Eduardo Halfon, "All literature is fiction disguised as memoir.
A MAN has been jailed for five years after police found a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone in his home.
A WOMAN has admitted possessing a firearm disguised as a torch.
There are guns disguised as beepers and cell phones, plastic knives shaped like credit cards, stun guns in the form of pens and flashlights, even blowgun flutes and condom garrotes.
The stringent measures were taken after British police arrested 24 people suspected of trying to smuggle bombs disguised as drinks aboard aircraft.
But after skimming millions of dollars, he and family members thought, of a better use for the hidden loot: It would be funneled back to Crazy Eddie's disguised as revenue.
Guns are also being carried disguised as lipsticks, screwdrivers, cigarette packets and lighters.
What's worse, the Furies (disguised as the Backroom Betties) report the Muses' every move to their stepmother Hera, who is ready to commit them to Hades forever if they slip up once more.
In so doing, Celadon (who passes the greater part of the narrative disguised as "Alexis") sees his life intertwine with those of myriad shepherds, druids, knights and noble women (nymphes, as they are called in this matriarchal order) who are almost all in search of love and stability.
(Her escort by the Provost bore calamitous resemblance to the Auctioneer's sinister presence in Dixie's human market stalls.) No longer disguised as a man, but instead displayed as a specimen of Victorian femininity, Ellen was "exhibited" to British Victorian sentiments in the service of abolition.
Julia, upon arrival in Milan, appears "in boy's clothes," disguised as "youth" Sebastian, following, as "servant," her faithless Proteus.
KNIVES disguised as credit cards, pens and lipsticks are to be banned, the Government said last night.