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.
Someone in my life who shall remain nameless - I don't want to be mean, especially after I've already cast aspersions on her driving - has always been sure mea that she's whispering when she most definitely isn't.
Jane added: "The folk Una was sitting with, who shall remain nameless, said to her, 'Una, there's nobody at that table.' She was screaming for Christ almighty.
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.
At least one councillor, who shall remain nameless, has declined to take part in Dry January for reasons known only to him - maybe they've a hole in their umbrella.
("Hear hear," shouted a prominent member of the North East business community, who shall remain nameless.) Coun Forbes was able to back up his point by the fact that the conference took place in the new Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Stephenson Quarter, a part of the city undergoing exciting redevelopment.
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!), despises chardonnay with a passion, and the fact she'll quaff a good champagne knowing that it may contain a chunk of her hated variety, sways her not a jot; a fickle lot you wine lovers.
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.
I decided to do so with the aid of several enthusiastically-acquired cookbooks, including one by a famous female food writer (who shall remain nameless but whose husky tones and semi-pornographic descriptive methods now send a chill down my spine).