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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.
informal the practice of referring frequently to famous or fashionable people, esp as though they were intimate friends, in order to impress others
the mention of famous or important people as friends or associates in order to impress others.
name′-drop`, v.i. -dropped, -drop•ping.
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|Noun||1.||name-dropping - the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener; "the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it"|