pass off

pass off ( off)

     v 1: be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or
          identity: "She passed off as a Russian agent"
     2: disregard; "She passed off the insult"
     3: cause to be circulated and accepted in a false character or
        identity; "She passed the glass off as diamonds"; "He
        passed himself off as a secret agent"
     4: disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example; "The pain
        eventually passed off" [syn: evanesce, fade, {blow
        over}, fleet, pass]
     5: come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place
        off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed
        important" [syn: happen, hap, go on, occur, pass,
         come about, take place]
     6: expel, as of gases and odors [syn: emit, breathe, {give