false colours

pl n

a flag to which one is not entitled, flown esp in order to deceivethe ship was sailing under false colours
an assumed or misleading name or guiseto trade under false colours

Nearby words

  1. false cast,
  2. false cirrus,
  3. false color,
  4. false colors,
  5. false colour,
  6. false conjugate,
  7. false consciousness,
  8. false cyst,
  9. false dawn,
  10. false decretals

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