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name and shame

mainly UK to ​publicly say that a ​person, ​group, or ​business has done something ​wrong: The ​reportnames and ​shamescompanies that are not doing enough to ​fightindustrialpollution.
(Definition of name and shame from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
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