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English definition of “be a name to conjure with”

be a name to conjure with

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to be a very important name, or an interesting name that gives you a mental picture of something pleasant or exciting: In those days Churchill was still a name to conjure with. The House of the Blue Lagoon - now there's a name to conjure with!Names and titles Grammar:Names and titles: addressing peopleWhen we talk to someone directly, we use names and titles:See more
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