- phrase meaning a ruse or feigned excuse calculated to obtain what is truly desired. Delightfully multi-purpose, for if what seemed desirable really isn't, the pretense can be enjoyed. If the true purpose is to be obtained without need for the Pretense, it can be easily disposed of.
Hey, why don't we get together and, erm, work on that project Friday night? Erm, my place? 9pm?
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