toss around (one's) name

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toss around (one's) name

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 around my name like that while you're doing business in public. She spent the whole party tossing around some famous dude's name, as if we were supposed to give a crap. He worked on one big-budget movie, and suddenly he starts tossing around big Hollywood names like he's one of them.
See also: around, name, toss
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