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N1 Lesson 9: 15/17
にかこつけて に託けて In the name of, Using the excuse of, To use as a pretext of, Under the guise/pretense of
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Noun + にかこつけて
Verb + (1) + かこつけて

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  • (A) にかこつけて (B) is a phrase meaning “under the pretence of” and is used to mark behavior (A) that is used to hide real reason or intention. The phrase is often used for criticism.
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「花子(はなこ)ったら部(ぶ)活動(かつどう)にかこつけて、部室(ぶしつ)に潜(もぐ)り込(こ)んでひとり遊(あそ)んでばかりいる。」
“Speaking of Hanako, she sneaks into the club room under the pretence of club activity and just lazes around.”
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