palm (oneself) off as

Definition of palm (oneself) off as

:to pretend to be (someone one is not)
  • He palmed himself off as a lawyer.

Word by Word Definitions

palm play
  1. : any of a family (Palmae synonym Arecaceae) of mostly tropical or subtropical monocotyledonous trees, shrubs, or vines with usually a simple stem and a terminal crown of large pinnate or fan-shaped leaves

  2. : a leaf of the palm as a symbol of victory or rejoicing

  3. : a symbol of triumph or superiority

  1. : the somewhat concave part of the human hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist or the corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal

  2. : a flat expanded part especially at the end of a base or stalk (as of an anchor)

  3. : a unit of length based on the breadth or length of the hand

  1. : to conceal in or with the hand

  2. : to take or pick up stealthily

  3. : to hand stealthily

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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