Idiom: drop names / name drop
— Her father is an accountant for several pop stars, so she always drops names but she’s never actually met any of these singers.
— I don’t mean to drop names, but my uncle is Brad Pitt’s mother’s next-door neighbor so maybe he could help you get in contact with Angelina Jolie.
— I work for Kim Kardashian so I name drop that connection almost every day.
— I'd drop names if I could but I don't know anyone who is important.
— Wait for it... Shelly always name drops because she got one selfie with Justin Bieber.
— Sorry, but dropping names isn't going to get you into this club.
— They're going to seat us next. I name dropped my brother who's a city council member.
— Please don't drop names again at dinner—no one's impressed.
— We were shocked when Sally named dropped her brother works for Beyoncé.
— Name dropping Snookie from Jersey Shore isn't going to get us anything.
— My mother always drops names when we're shopping. She grew up next to Goldie Hawn and so she knows Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson too.
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