abandon/drop all pretense at


: to stop acting or appearing in a way that looks real but is false : to stop pretending
He abandoned/dropped all pretense at politeness.

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“Abandon/drop all pretense at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abandon%2Fdrop%20all%20pretense%20at. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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