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name-dropping

noun
     
name-dropping [uncountable]
when someone mentions the name of a famous person they have met or have some connection with, in order to seem impressive to other people - used humorously or to show disapproval:
I didn't want to be accused of name-dropping.
name-drop verb [intransitive]
name-dropper noun [countable]

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