Meaning of “name names” in the English Dictionary

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"name names" in British English

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name names

to tell someone in authority the names of people involved in a secret or illegal activity

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

"name names" in American English

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name names

to tell the names of people who are involved in something bad or illegal:

She said she would never name names, even if she were offered money.

(Definition of “name names” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)