pass (someone or something) off as

idiom

: to cause people to wrongly believe that someone or something is someone or something else
amateurs passing themselves off as professionals
She passed the poem off as her own.

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“Pass (someone or something) off as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20off%20as. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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