One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mention specific names, especially of people accused of wrongdoing.‘if you're convinced my staff are part of this operation, then name names’
- ‘Without naming names, there are a few bad apples, who the public knows are bad apples, who are still on the force, and that's where this perception comes from.’
- ‘Without naming names, he said: ‘Over the last few weeks, a small group of my parliamentary colleagues have decided consciously to undermine my leadership.’’
- ‘To be more specific and name names just might be a tinge unfair and might lead to accusations of bias for or against certain outgoing councillors.’
- ‘‘Exploring a topic’ does not necessarily involve naming names.’
- ‘Some people I know, and I don't plan on naming names here, seem to think my attachment to her is dangerous for my own being, considering the fact I've never met her in person.’
- ‘‘This invasion was perpetrated by Republican employees both on and off the committee,’ he said without naming names.’
- ‘And I promise I'll do my best to not just name numbers, but name names as we continue to lose so many brave men and women overseas.’
- ‘He named names and even linked to me and called me by name.’
- ‘It would have been good if the commission had named names and offered some specific proposals for persuading these ‘friends’ to change.’
- ‘I don't know if it's necessarily productive to start naming names, but that's why going to places like England and Scotland and Ireland, I think, is necessary.’
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