pass for (third-person singular simple present passes for, present participle passing for, simple past and past participle passed for)
- (transitive) To be mistakenly seen as something that one is not
2006, The New Yorker, archived from the original on 5 December 2012:
When I visited the offices in March, the walls were bare, the furniture battered. With the addition of a dead plant, the suite could pass for a graduate-student lounge.
- (transitive) To be sufficient, especially minimally so, for a specified purpose.