Idiom: drop names
Idiom: drop names / name drop
- to mention one’s connection to someone famous or influential to try to make oneself also feel important
- Her father is an accountant for several pop stars, so she always drops names but she’s never actually met any of these singers.
- I don’t mean to drop names, but my uncle is Brad Pitt’s mother’s next-door neighbor so maybe he could help you get in contact with Angelina Jolie.
- I work for Kim Kardashian so I name drop that connection almost every day.
- I'd drop names if I could but I don't know anyone whose important.
- Wait for it... Shelly always name drops because she got one selfie with Justin Bieber.
- Sorry, but dropping names isn't going to get you into this club.
- They're going to seat us next. I name dropped by brother who's a city council member.
- Please don't drop names again at dinner—no one's impressed.
- We were shocked when Sally named dropped her brother works for Beyonce.
- Name dropping Snookie from Jersey Shore isn't going to get us anything.
- attention seeking / be an attention-seeker
- be a poser
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