under the guise of

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Definition of under the guise of

: by saying or acting as if something is other than what it really is She swindles people under the guise of friendship.

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“Under the guise of.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20the%20guise%20of. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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