drop (someone's) name

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drop (someone's) name

To mention an important person as if they are one's friend or associate, usually in an attempt to impress or receive preferential treatment. I tried dropping the owner's name, but the bouncer still wouldn't let me in. He's always dropping the names of famous actors he's worked with, like it's going to get him extra prestige or something.
See also: drop, name