who shall remain nameless

who shall remain nameless

Used to specify that someone will remain anonymous in a discussion so as to avoid embarrassing them, getting them into trouble, or to highlight that they already know what they've done. It seems that one of our technicians, who shall remain nameless, failed to properly shut down the system before maintenance took place, resulting in outages across the city. Someone, who shall remain nameless, spilled coffee on the photocopier, so it will be out of commission for the next week or so.
See also: nameless, remain, shall, who

somebody, who will/shall remain/be ˈnameless

(humorous) used to say that you will not mention somebody’s name, either because the people listening to you already know who you are talking about, or because you do not want to embarrass somebody: Somebody, who will remain nameless, actually managed to drink two bottles of champagne!
See also: nameless, remain, shall, who, will
References in classic literature ?
He had kept the promise of his boyhood, and was now of a lusty frame, verging toward corpulence; good features, good eyes, a genial manner, a ready laugh, a long pair of sandy whiskers, a dash of an American accent, a close familiarity with the great American joke, and a certain likeness to a R- y-l P-rs-n-ge, who shall remain nameless for me, made up the man's externals as he could be viewed in society.
Jane added: "The folk Una was sitting with, who shall remain nameless, said to her, 'Una, there's nobody at that table.
I'm now starting to wonder if the plants given to me, by one of herself 's relatives who shall remain nameless, were even tomatoes.
Anyone can take part in Cupcake Day - some folk, such as a colleague who shall remain nameless, even got his dog involved
Until VC got an offer from certain Unscrupulous Characters who shall remain nameless.
Hear hear," shouted a prominent member of the North East business community, who shall remain nameless.
In fact, maybe the most stunning event to occur at York since one of the boys, who shall remain nameless for legal reasons, enjoyed a week to remember on the Knavesmare a few years ago.
In my archive is a treasured letter from an author (circa early '90s, before email) who was one of those good thinkers and good writers--and who shall remain nameless for reasons shortly to become clear.
A workpal, who shall remain nameless, pointed me in the direction of some wines from Marks & Sparks.
In fact, one of my very good friends, who shall remain nameless (Louisa
Leigh-Davis continued, “Actually, I had a few pictures of one male celebrity, who shall remain nameless, because I met him later in life, and he was rude and unlikeable; which is usually how it works, and is why I like to stay a fan from afar.
A chap I have known for a long time - who shall remain nameless, just mentioned a word to me about a project we are working on together.
Finally Pipes recorded a 3-1 win at Western Speke reserves which apart from goals via Lyons and Taylor was notable for a 30 yard own goal effort from an opposing player who shall remain nameless.
Funniest moment We had a jump jockey, who shall remain nameless and is not Lee Vickers, come in to ride out recently, and one of the three-year-olds buried him in the field full of snow.
AN SPL star, who shall remain nameless in deference to his lawyer's next bill, was gripped by guilt when he heard a young player discuss the details of his new romance.