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fake it

1. To act as though one is knowledgeable or competent in some area. A: "I'm panicking and can't remember any of the steps to the dance routine!" B: "Then just get in the back and fake it!"
2. To behave in a manner contrary to one's emotions. She always seemed so happy, but she told me that she's really been faking it all this time.
3. slang To fake an orgasm. I can't believe so many of my friends fake it.
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fake it

to pretend (to do something). If you don't know the right notes, just fake it. I can't fake it anymore. I've got to be honest with you.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fake it

tv. to pretend (to do something). If you don’t know the right notes, just fake it.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But the other night when we were out with our mates and all started talking about sex, he admitted that he sometimes fakes it in bed.
In the end, I thought, 'Well, at least I know I can tell if she fakes it.'
Amanda says she never has to fake it with Carl; Joanne admitted to Jon that she occasionally fakes it when she's tired; Patrick says that Valerie's sex diary has made him rethink his technique
But the other night when we were out with friends and started talking about sex, he admitted that he sometimes fakes it in bed.