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pass for (someone or something)

To be able to be accepted as or believed to be someone or something else. The fact that glass can so easily pass for diamond among most consumers tells me that the gem's value is kind of a hoax. With the right clothes and makeup, I think you could easily pass for an adult.
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pass for someone or something

to be accepted as someone, some type of person, or something. You could pass for your twin brother. This painting could almost pass for the original.
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pass for something

to pay for something; to treat someone by paying for something. Come on. Let's go out. I'll pass for dinner. I'll pass for drinks if you want.
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pass for

Be accepted as or believed to be, usually something that is not so. For example, Jean is 23 but could pass for a teenager, or They thought that copy would pass for an original. [Late 1500s]
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pass for

v.
To be accepted as something; be believed to be something: The fake painting passed for an original. If you wore that heavy coat and fur hat, you could pass for a Russian.
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