name no names

name no names

To say a specific name or names when reporting an incident. I'll name no names, but I saw someone spraying graffiti on the back wall of the school. He's reported widespread corruption in the industry, but he named no names.
See also: name, no

name no names

refrain from mentioning the names of people involved in an incident.
1999 New York Times Naming no names, two familiar Presidential candidates…recently sought to get at the son by condemning the father's promise of a ‘kinder and gentler’ nation.
See also: name, no