on one pretext or another

Definition of on one pretext or another

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

Word by Word Definitions

pretextplay
  1. :  a purpose or motive alleged or an appearance assumed in order to cloak the real intention or state of affairs

anotherplay
  1. :  different or distinct from the one first considered

    :  some other

    :  being one more in addition to one or more of the same kind

  1. :  an additional one of the same kind :  one more

    :  one that is different from the first or present one

    :  one of a group of unspecified or indefinite things


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