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name and shame

1. verb phrase To publicly name or otherwise identify a person, group, or organization that is guilty of some criminal or anti-social act so as to expose him, her, or them to public shame. The federal agency's plan—to name and shame local criminals across the country with a published list of their names and convictions—is being branded by some advocacy groups as a violation of privacy.
2. noun phrase The act of exposing a culpable person, group, or organization to public shame. Look, I'm just as upset as anyone, but I'm not willing to take part in some name and shame against everyone in the neighborhood!
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name and shame

If something such as a newspaper or an official organization names and shames people or companies who have performed badly or who have done something wrong, it tells people their names. The government will name and shame the worst performing airlines.
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name and shame

identify wrongdoers by name with the intention of embarrassing them into improving their behaviour.
1998 New Scientist I'm all for naming and shaming, as this is worth many times more than fines.
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Offenders who bring shame to their city by committing crimes are to be "named and shamed" by a council which plans to display their names and addresses in a "rogues' gallery", it was announced yesterday.
I firmly believe that everyone who commits such crimes should be named and shamed. Why on earth do we try so hard (and successfully) to protect these louts?
How glad I was to read in Tuesday's Echo, that someone has finally been named and shamed for their part in an appallingly vicious street attack.
Some of the "named and shamed" cities, as Wallstrom called them, still discharge untreated wastewater into the environment in violation of the 1991 directive's deadlines.
It is they who should be named and shamed for not knowing what their kids are up to when they leave the house.
Who cares if anybody bleats about human rights and the psychological damage that can be done to a teenager named and shamed like that?
Companies that do not pay the full tax for which they are liable could also be named and shamed.
Between them, the 92 companies named owed 1,873,712 in arrears, and cover sectors including hairdressing, social care, hospitality and security services.Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 490 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of over 3,000,000 and total penalties of over 1,100,000.
Employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed. More than 90 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed, Business Minister Nick Boles announced today (5 February 2016).
Between them, the 115 companies named owed workers over Au389,000 in arrears, and span sectors including hairdressing, retail, education, catering and social care.Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 400 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of over Au1,181,000 and total penalties of over Au513,000.