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name to conjure with
1. A name that is important or well-known. There are definitely some names to conjure with at the upcoming industry conference!
2. An unusual or interesting name. Englebert Humperdinck is certainly a name to conjure with!
conjure someone or something up
1. Lit. to make someone or something appear, seemingly by the use of magic. The magician conjured seven white doves up. Then an old wizard conjured up a horse.
2. Fig. to manage to locate someone or something. I think I can conjure a pencil up for you. Do you think you can conjure up a large coffee urn in the next half hour?
3. Fig. to manage to think up or imagine someone or something in one's mind. Can you conjure a vision of grandma up? All I could do was to conjure up happy memeories.
a name to conjure with
1. a very important and famous name There are some names to conjure with on the programme - Poland's Polanski and India's Satyajit Ray to name but two.
2. an interesting or strange name Arnold Spunkmeyer - now that's a name to conjure with!