Sitting in the balancing seat, do not pass out opps 1NT holding two or more distribution points. Protect partner who must have some points if the opponents are prepared to pass out 1NT. —Mel Colchamiro

So, if 1NT is passed around to you, don't hesitate to bid 2D with this trash:

S8 5 H A Q 9 7 D J 8 7 4 2 C9 4