name-dropping

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name-dropping ‎(uncountable)

  1. The practice of casually mentioning famous or important people or the titles of their works, often subtly implying familiarity or association, in order to impress others.

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name-dropping

  1. present participle of name-drop
    Our drama teacher is always name-dropping, but I bet she's never even been to New York.