toss (one's) name around

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toss (one's) name around

To mention casually or carelessly the name of someone important, powerful, or famous that one knows or with whom one is associated in order to impress others. Look, I don't mind helping you out with some of my political contacts behind closed doors, but you've got to stop tossing my name around like that while you're doing business in public. She spent the whole party tossing some famous dude's name around, as if we were supposed to give a crap. He worked on one big-budget movie, and suddenly he starts tossing big Hollywood names around like he's one of them.
See also: around, name, toss
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