on one pretext or another

idiom

: using various reasons to hide the real reason for doing something
She always managed to visit him on one pretext or another.

Examples of on one pretext or another in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The requests for money on one pretext or another will continue as long as the victim continues to send money. Melissa Ramsey, Houston Chronicle, 21 Aug. 2020

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“On one pretext or another.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20one%20pretext%20or%20another. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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