on one pretext or another

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Definition of on one pretext or another

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

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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 24 Sep. 2020.

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