under the guise of
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: a form or style of dress : costume
: manner, fashion
: a customary way of speaking or behaving
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