name names


: to say the names of people who are involved in something
He said he knew who did it, but he wouldn't name names.

Examples of name names in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dawson didn’t name names, but during another part of his presentation cited Amazon, Disney+ and Netflix as key sector giants. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 July 2023 Mitchell did not name names during his meeting comments and declined to identify specific individuals during our interview. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 June 2023 The decision to release further information on misconduct listed in the DOJ report followed calls for the city to name names, which the DOJ did not do. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 26 May 2023 Hanks did not name names when requested to do so by the BBC. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 9 May 2023 Murphy did not name names and Rylov, who was sitting next to him during the press conference, tried to paper the remark over. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2021 Though Cavallari did not name names, she has been seen hanging out with Southern Charm's Craig Conover and Austen Kroll on numerous occasions throughout the past year. Nicholas Rice,, 22 July 2021 Many candidates sprang to mind, but Poster wouldn’t name names. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 Dunkelman didn't want to name names yet but thinks some candidates will emerge in the next few days. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 30 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Name names.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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