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pretesto

  
   sm   excuse, pretext  
con il pretesto di      on the pretext of  
mi ha fornito il pretesto per agire      he has provided me with a pretext for taking action  
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"pretesto": examples and translations in context
Un pretesto per ispezionare l'abitazione. - Just a pretext to case the house.
Le darò il pretesto per abbatterlo. It'll give you the pretext to shoot it down.
Parte della destra ha addotto i costi futuri delle misure come pretesto per respingere questo progresso. A section of the right used the future cost of these measures as an excuse to reject this progress.
La lotta contro il terrorismo non deve servire da pretesto per un'inadeguata protezione dei dati. Combating terrorism must not become an excuse for inadequate data protection.
Quelle saranno un valido pretesto per arrestarlo. ...and that'll give you grounds to make the arrest.
Queiie saranno un vaiido pretesto per arrestario. That'll give you the grounds to make the arrest.
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