Definition of sell the pass in English:

sell the pass

British Betray a cause: he is merciless to other poets whom he considers to have sold the pass
More example sentences
  • Following their decision he said: ‘By their refusal to make the retention of the Lucozade Sign a condition of the development package, Hounslow have sold the pass.’
  • He arrived knowing that the French government had already sold the pass at the Congress of Berlin.
  • Alas, he himself feebly sold the pass when he agreed in his ‘concordat’ with the Constitution Secretary to the abolition of the Lord Chancellor.
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