He would go on to name names before the House Un-American Activities Committee as a friendly witness.
After a month of refusing to name names, Nugent was released.
Look for a director, Charles Eitel, a man of principle who will name names to keep working.
Frum refused to name names, saying he does so in his book, but do we doubt whom he was targeting?
Pellicano refused to name names at his trial, and he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Her year in the life sounds dizzying, but there is nothing dizzy about her vehement refusal to name names.
Were it not that I have no desire to be personal I could name names and make it clear to the public those who don't know how.
Among us it is unnecessary to name names or publish identities.
It wasn't for her to name names, but a certain young man had gone far, very far.
I don't like to name names, but as we're all friends here, I don't mind saying he were a downright blackguard.
Old English nama, noma "name, reputation," from Proto-Germanic *namon (cf. Old Saxon namo, Old Frisian nama, Old High German namo, German Name, Middle Dutch name, Dutch naam, Old Norse nafn, Gothic namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Sanskrit nama; Avestan nama; Greek onoma, onyma; Latin nomen; Old Church Slavonic ime, genitive imene; Russian imya; Old Irish ainm; Old Welsh anu "name").
Meaning "famous person" is from 1610s. Meaning "one's reputation" is from c.1300. As a modifier meaning "well-known," first attested 1938. Name brand is from 1944; name-calling attested from 1846; name-dropper first recorded 1947. name-tag is from 1903; name-child attested from 1845. The name of the game "the essential thing or quality" is from 1966; to have one's name in lights "be a famous performer" is from 1929.
He who once a good name gets,
May piss a bed, and say he sweats.
["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
Old English namian "to name, call; nominate, appoint," from source of name (n.). Related: Named; naming.
To make accusations, esp against one's former associates: A genuinely guilty collaborator in Czechoslovakia can now, it seems, easily save his or her own hide by ''naming names'' and implicating independent-minded dissidents (1950s+)