pass off as
Meaning: to make someone believe that a copy or a replica is the real thingSynonym: palm off as
- pass sth off as sth We had no trouble passing the counterfeit banknotes off as real money.
- pass sb off as sb He put on a white coat and tried to pass himself off as a doctor.
The woman tried to pass the handbag off as a genuine Versace bag, but I knew that it