LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/FEV/2010 12:55 PM|
to pass something off = (1) to make people believe that something is other than what it truly is, (2) to accept, understand something without further investigation or research.
(1a) I was able to pass the counterfeit bill as legitimate tender. (People thought the money was legit, but it wasn´t.)
(1b) I passed off the brass ring as an 18 karat gold ring.
(2a) He was rude to me, but I passed it off as a bad mood related to his illness.
(2b) She seemed very conceited, but I passed it off as a bad case of nerves.
(2c) I passed off his tardiness as lack of interest in the job. I learned later that he had been in an accident on his way to the office.
No sentido (2), o significado e parecido a "aceitar" ou "achar".
Envie uma resposta
Índice de mensagens