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Synonyms of name-dropping

Noun


1. name-dropping, mention, reference

usage: 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"

Verb


1. namedrop, mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer

usage: refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them

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