on/under false pretenses

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Definition of on/under false pretenses

: by pretending that a certain condition or circumstance was true The loan was obtained on/under false pretenses.

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on/under/with the assumption

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“On/under false pretenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%2Funder%20false%20pretenses. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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