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- n. The practice of casually mentioning famous or important people or the titles of their works, often subtly implying familiarity or association, in order to impress others.
- v. Present participle of name-drop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress one's listener.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener
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Now, French foodies are name-dropping their suppliers, moving a step down the food chain to crown celebrity food providers.
I'm going to avoid doing the name-dropping thing, but if you want to get a sense of some of the amazing art/music being made in these parts, check out TheFlatResponse.com, goDonnybrook.com, Westword.com, avclub.com/denver and DenverPost.com/Reverb.
He took a moment to diss the “name-dropping writers,” among them Hemingway.
Nothing stirs up emotions, name-dropping and unbridled snark in Hollywood quite like the Academy Awards nominations, and each of these behaviors was alive and well this morning as the official Oscar contenders for 2010 went public.
Succumbing to his constant vice of name-dropping, Buckley described how at Chicago Paul Newman ticked him off for having shouted "you queer" at me.
Now if Kyle wants to enable her admittedly "disheveled" sister by testing her drinks, rushing her off to fix her makeup and violently coming to her defense — as she did during last night's disastrous game night at name-dropping, price-tag brag Dana's place — fine.
Host Chris Harrison weighs in on the "savvy, but underestimated black widow," why he thinks Holly is getting vilified for her love triangle, and how he's shocked by Kasey's name-dropping fight with Vienna.
When Vienna and Kasey get into a little lovers' quarrel on Bachelor Pad he wants to have sex; she doesn't, he decides to prove that Vienna isn't shy about getting into bed by name-dropping her previous conquests.
The movie was also my first exposure to the Everyman/Geek hero trope, and, not coincidentally, the first story I can remember where the hero triumphs by using his mind (or rather, in this case, scientific name-dropping).
The book could do with a little more name-dropping: I want to know the name of the celebrity who left a designer gown worth thousands of dollars hanging from her fence.