name-dropping name-dropping

Definition(s):

  • (n) the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener

Usage(s):

  1. Outside, the designer name-dropping continues unabated via Bertoia chairs and Durat tabletops crafted from recycled plastic.
  2. Sometimes he does not bother with name-dropping; he just gets a false beard or teeth from the novelty store and skips blithely into and out of trouble.
  3. This week Columnist Lyons explained why name-dropping makes a successful column.

News

  1. Video: Obama: Rory McIlroy thinks my golf game needs "some help"

    President Obama joked about his golf game during remarks to Northern Ireland youth in Belfast, name-dropping professional golfer and Irishman Rory McIlroy.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. J-Kwon Returns W/ Hard-Hitting Pusha T & Odd Future Diss [Audio]

    St. Louis rapper J-Kwon is back with a vengeance after taking ample time away from the music scene with a name-dropping diss record called "Pushing the Odds." [Visit SOHH.com for more information]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: SOHH.com

Quotes

  1. "At one point, Sam stops talking and got really self-conscious," Palahniuk says. "He said, 'Listen to me. All I can say is blah, blah, blah Brad Pitt, blah, blah, blah Brad Pitt. It sounds like I have some weird name-dropping form of...
    on May 10, 2010 By: Chuck Palahniuk Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. "I think sometimes when you're losing a lot of frustration comes out," Manuel said. "Also a lot of finger-pointing or name-dropping."
    on Aug 1, 2006 By: Charlie Manuel Source: ESPN

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