take name in vain


take name in vain
1) Общая лексика: спекулировать (чьим-л.) авторитетом, спекулировать (чьим-л.) именем, без всяких оснований ссылаться (на кого-л.)
2) Макаров: (smb.'s) спекулировать чьим-л. авторитетом, (smb.'s) спекулировать чьим-л. именем, (smb.'s) без всяких оснований ссылаться (на кого-л.)

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

Смотреть что такое "take name in vain" в других словарях:

  • take name in vain — take (someone s) name in vain humorous to say someone s name when they are not there, usually when you are criticizing them. Did I hear someone taking my name in vain? …   New idioms dictionary

  • take someone's name in vain — take someone’s name in vain often humorous phrase to talk about someone in a way that shows a lack of respect for them Thesaurus: to show that you do not respect someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: vain * * * I see vain …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone's name in vain — take (someone s) name in vain humorous to say someone s name when they are not there, usually when you are criticizing them. Did I hear someone taking my name in vain? …   New idioms dictionary

  • take somebody's name in vain — take sb s name in ˈvain f12 idiom to show a lack of respect when using sb s name: (humorous) Have you been taking my name in vain again? Main entry: ↑nameidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone's name in vain — ► take someone s name in vain use someone s name in a way that shows a lack of respect. Main Entry: ↑vain …   English terms dictionary

  • take a name in vain — To use a name lightly or profanely • • • Main Entry: ↑name …   Useful english dictionary

  • take one's name in vain — {v. phr.} 1. To call upon (God) as a witness to your truth or honesty when you are lying; swear by (God) untruthfully. * /You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain./ 2. {informal} To talk about a person or mention his name. * / Did …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take one's name in vain — {v. phr.} 1. To call upon (God) as a witness to your truth or honesty when you are lying; swear by (God) untruthfully. * /You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain./ 2. {informal} To talk about a person or mention his name. * / Did …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ one's\ name\ in\ vain — v. phr. 1. To call upon (God) as a witness to your truth or honesty when you are lying; swear by (God) untruthfully. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 2. informal To talk about a person or mention his name. Did I hear… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take someone's name in vain — use someone s name in a way that shows a lack of respect. → vain …   English new terms dictionary

  • take a name in vain — use a name disrespectfully or without proper reason, use a name in a situation where it is not warranted (usually God s name) …   English contemporary dictionary


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