household name


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household name

A person, thing, or brand that has become widely popular or commonly known. Because it has made reliable and affordable household appliances for over a decade, the company has become a household name. I knew that winning at the Olympics would change my life, but I didn't realize that I would become a household name!
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*a household name

 and *a household word
Fig. well known by everyone; commonly and widely known. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; make something ~.) I want my invention to become a household word. Some kid named Perry Hodder has become a household name!
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a household name

COMMON If a someone or something is a household name, they are famous or known by many people. In one week, I will have become a household name to every man on Earth. They aim to make Tesco a household name in their country.
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a ˌhousehold ˈname/ˈword

a name/word that is extremely well known: The business she founded made her into a household name.Microsoft is a household name.
See also: household, name, word
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An influential TV boss who was a household name once emerged from 'making coffee' in the kitchen of his flat, with his dangly bits released from his open fly.
My management team and I are determined to carry on the legacy that has made us a leading supplier of LPG and CNG in Singapore and established Union and Cnergy as trusted household names here.
THE owner of Liverpool landmark The Lyceum says the historic building will house "household name" restaurants.
Carl Borum, co-owner of Lawrence's birthplace Snowdon Lodge, said: "Commemorating TE Lawrence's death represents a valued opportunity to re-affirm Tremadog's close connection to a man from the village who became a household name throughout the world for his wartime exploits in the Middle East and latterly his literary works."
Carl Borum, co-owner of Lawrence's birthplace Snowdon Lodge, said: "Commemorating T E Lawrence's death represents a valued opportunity to re-affirm Tremadog's close connection to a man from the village who became a household name throughout the world for his wartime exploits in the Middle East and latterly his literary works."
"This inspiring book tells the story of the unsung hero of British business who has made Iceland Foods a household name. His ongoing support of our pioneering research is helping to make Alzheimer's Research UK a household name too."
He first found fame as part of the satirical series Not The Nine O'Clock News, and later his lead role in the long-running Blackadder series made him a household name.
After becoming a household name as cricket's scorching diva on the small screen, Mandira briefly tried to foray Bollywood with not much success.
Established in 1971, by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney as Syzygy Engineering, Atari went on to become a household name in the gaming business.
Of course, he's best known as a major TV star, and it's this medical drama that since its inception eight years ago (yes, it really has been that long), has turned him into a household name on both sides of the Atlantic.
Summary: DUBAI - The household name for inventive and novel furniture designs, Interiors has afforded the UAE market with exquisite designs from notable worldwide brands for more than four decades.
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It led to him becoming a household name across the pond.
Summary: Tinchy Stryder may not have been a household name for very long, but the star says he is so famous now that going out for a meal is hard.
MANDY ALLWOOD, then 32, became a household name in 1996 when she became pregnant with eight babies following fertility treatment with.
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