pawn off as - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theypawn off as
he/she/itpawns off as
present participlepawning off as
past tensepawned off as
past participlepawned off as
  1. to pretend that someone or something is a person or thing that they are not in order to trick someone else

    They tried to pawn him off as some sort of expert.

See also main entry: pawn