One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Casually mention the names of famous people one knows or claims to know in order to impress others.‘he still can't resist dropping names and taking credit’
- ‘The film's young protagonist is a High Culture caricature, a bookish revolutionary who parades about in sports jackets and ties, dropping names and spewing lines from poetry and drama by Swinburne, Wilde and Shaw.’
- ‘One makes a point of talking really fast, using big words, and dropping names of academic writers in a field he's studied and knows you haven't.’
- ‘Initially, the characters seem a drawback, particularly Ford, a one-note hustler always dropping names on his cellphone as he walks the streets of New York.’
- ‘These gave him a chance to drop names, review an adventurous life, and get in a few cracks about the ignorant press.’
- ‘He's not a man for dropping names, and his two feet are firmly planted on the ground.’
- ‘A respected writer and academic, he drops names like confetti, judges everyone, hates to lose at anything and has an arrogance that knows no bounds.’
- ‘I have always found it hilarious when people drop names inaccurately, an ever present peril for those in whom ambition exceeds capacity for detail.’
- ‘There is no need for us to impress others by dropping names or touting our achievements for ‘the closer you get to Jesus, the less you need to promote yourself.’’
- ‘He reverted back to his horrible habit of dropping names.’
- ‘In literary conversations, he is only capable of repeating cant phrases and dropping names.’
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