Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.3)

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.


He passed himself off as a noble man.

[A]. Was regarded as
[B]. Pretended to be
[C]. Was thought to be
[D]. Was looked upon

Answer: Option B


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Jit said: (Aug 27, 2011)  
Preteneted to be means banality i.e. unoriginal.

Nasser said: (Sep 10, 2011)  
Is it, Conspiring against anyone for his loss & at the sametime being friendly and showning grief on his loss.

Deeksha said: (Jun 6, 2015)  
Passed himself means pretended.

Sharanya said: (Sep 9, 2015)  
Can anyone please explain it clearly?

Naresh said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
Please anyone explain it.

Sandy said: (Nov 28, 2016)  
Pass someone/something off as something. " phrasal verb with pass us verb. To try to make others believe that someone or something is something other than what the person or thing is: Maurice is trying to pass himself off as a journalist to get admitted to the press conference.

Aryakumari said: (Jun 20, 2018)  
Passed himself off as a noble man means pretended or assumed himself to be a noble man. It's clearly seen here.

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