What does name-drop mean?

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  1. To casually mention a well-known or illustrious person or the titles of their works, often implying familiarity or association, especially in order to impress others, increase one's status, or to appear knowledgeable or fashionable.
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Name-drop people you know or have worked with.
Beware of individuals who constantly name-drop about high-profile people with whom they allegedly do business.
Once there, Sims can schmooze, network, and name-drop their way to stardom in the movies, music, or fashion.
There's Ted Smith, about to name-drop his Gloucester home town again.
Perhaps Mr. Patterson just favors the nuptial name-drop.

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