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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!
Translations of “be a name to conjure with”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼎鼎大名, 名字會令人產生美妙聯想…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼎鼎大名, 名字会令人产生美妙联想…
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