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1. name-dropping

the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener

Example Sentences:
'the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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the practice of referring frequently to famous or fashionable people, esp as though they were intimate friends, in order to impress others

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intr.v. name-dropped, name-drop·ping, name-drops
To mention casually the names of famous or important people to create the impression that one is familiar with them in an attempt to impress or influence others.

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