Definition of pass off in US English:

pass off

phrasal verb

British
  • (of proceedings) happen or be carried through in a specified, usually satisfactory, way.

    ‘the weekend had passed off entirely without incident’
    • ‘She said the event had passed off peacefully with no arrests.’
    • ‘An event on this scale takes a lot of preparation we're working hard to ensure it all passes off smoothly.’
    • ‘‘The night passed off without any major incident, indeed it was very quiet,’ he said.’
    • ‘It's up to me to make sure everything passes off without a hitch.’
    • ‘Buskers and street artists performed at every corner and the entire proceedings passed off without a hitch.’
    • ‘We will be policing this event appropriately, to make sure the rally passes off without incident.’
    • ‘Despite a huge police presence following months of warnings about the potential for trouble, the event passed off peacefully.’
    • ‘Police have advised many pubs to provide plastic glasses and extra doormen to ensure the big day passes off safely.’
    • ‘Earlier, a march by around 250,000 demonstrators had passed off peacefully but one large group set fire to government buildings.’
    • ‘Around 20 000 people turned up to this year's festivities and it passed off without any trouble.’
    take place, go off, happen, occur, be carried though, be completed, be brought to a conclusion, be accomplished
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