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name-dropping

noun [U] uk   /ˈneɪm.drɒp.ɪŋ/  us   /-drɑː.pɪŋ/ disapproving
the act of talking about famous people that you have met, often pretending that you know them better than you really do, in order to appear more important and special: Her constant name-dropping is very irritating.
name-drop
verb [I] uk   us  
name-dropper
noun [C] uk   /ˈneɪmˌdrɒp.ər/  us   /-drɑː.pɚ/
Translations of “name-dropping”
in Chinese (Traditional) 提及相識的名人以抬高身價…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提及相识的名人以抬高身价…
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