household name


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household name

or

household word

n
a person or thing that is very well known
Translations

household name

household word nnome m che tutti conoscono or conosciuto da tutti
References in classic literature ?
His is a household name in France and England-in fact, the latter nation has often uttered the reproach that Poe's own country has been slow to appreciate him.
For thirty years his had been something like a household name in the city.
An influential TV boss who was a household name once emerged from 'making coffee' in the kitchen of his flat, with his dangly bits released from his open fly.
Mr Doyle is confident that, once one household name signs up, more will follow - and is hopeful a deal will be struck "soon".
Of course, he's best known as a major TV star, and it's this medical drama that since its inception eight years ago (yes, it really has been that long), has turned him into a household name on both sides of the Atlantic.
Summary: Tinchy Stryder may not have been a household name for very long, but the star says he is so famous now that going out for a meal is hard.
Bursting with pride, the 52-year-old fondly recalled the moment when Michelle, then 11, was asked what her ambitions were in her school diary, and she wrote: "I want to be a household name.
You've won every best-actress award, you're a household name, you're a sex symbol, and you've got a hot tattoo on your left hand,'' Durling gushed.
It's probably safe to say that only one seismologist is a household name.
A household name, Westport, Connecticut-based Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) grew 8.
She has been the nearest thing to royalty in the British ballet world for the past 19 years, a household name known by bus driver and banker alike.
He's not a household name, and he left Control Data in 1990.

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