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make believeTo pretend or imagine.
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bury one's head in the sandTo deliberately ignore the reality of a situation; to pretend a problem does not exist.
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do something with mirrorsTo jokingly pretend that one did something using magic mirrors, that one is a magician; a joking explanation of the fantastic or the unexplained.
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do with mirrorsTo jokingly pretend that one did something using magic mirrors, that one is a magician; a joking explanation of the fantastic or the unexplained.
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he who smelt it dealt it(colloquial, originally) A person who calls attention to or complains about a fart is likely trying to pretend it wasn't his or her own.(colloquial, by extension) Used to suggest that a person calling attention to or complaining about a given problem may in fact be the source of the problem.
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keep up appearancesTo pretend to be all right or that everything is going well.
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look throughTo pretend not to see something or someone who is clearly visible
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play dumbTo pretend to be mute.
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play dumbTo pretend to be slow-witted or lacking in specific knowledge, usually in order to avoid responsibility or to gain some advantage.
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polite fictionA social scenario in which all participants are aware of a truth, but pretend to believe in some alternative version of events to avoid conflict or embarrassment.
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sellTo pretend that an opponent's blows or maneuvers are causing legitimate injury; to act.
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sham AbrahamTo pretend sickness or insanity. {{First attested in the late 18 century.}}
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swing the leadTo pretend to be unwell so that you do not have to work.
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