Meaning of “name and shame” in the English Dictionary

"name and shame" in British English

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name and shame

mainly UK

to publicly say that a person, group, or business has done something wrong:

The report names and shames companies that are not doing enough to fight industrial pollution.

(Definition of “name and shame” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"name and shame" in Business English

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name and shameverb [ T ]

uk us

to say publicly that a person, company, etc. has behaved in a bad or illegal way:

MEPs called for the auditors to name and shame the countries guilty of misusing EU funds.

name and shameadjective [ before noun ]

uk us

also name-and-shame relating to the activity of saying publicly that a person, company, etc. has behaved in a bad or illegal way:

It is disappointing to see these two banks, with all their resources, on the name-and-shame list.
This newspaper does not operate a name-and-shame policy.

(Definition of “name and shame” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)