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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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informal 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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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"|
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name-dropping[ˈneɪmˈdrɒpɪŋ] N there was a good deal of name-dropping → todo el mundo se las daba de conocer a gente importante
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
name-dropping[ˈneɪmˌdrɒpɪŋ] n there was a lot of name-dropping in his speech → il suo discorso era infarcito di nomi di gente famosa
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