I must stop saying everyone famous is a good friend. It sounds as if I'm name-dropping.
The assistant carried on talking to his mate, name-dropping all the famous riders he knew.
The evening had started promisingly with a little light literary name-dropping.THE MAN WHO HATED FOOTBALL (2004)
The problem is name-dropping is one thing and making the leap to a handshake is another, as Lowe is finding out.Edmonton Sun (2003)
To be fair, a stronger production might make the name-dropping seem more charming and less forced.Globe and Mail (2003)