Pretending to be drunk or passed out in a compromising situation in order to escape unintended consequences. Basically when someone is under the influence and uses the "I was really drunk excuse," in this case pretending to "pass out," in order to escape retribution from another individual or group.
Sam was getting a lap dance from Tim's girlfriend, Michelle, when Tim walked in. Sam decided to play dead and he told Tim the next morning that Michelle had given him a lap dance after he passed out.
by Jungle Commando May 13, 2009