name and shame

name and shame
to publish embarrassing facts about a person or organization, especially in order to persuade them to change their behaviour or policies

We intend to name and shame companies which use child labour.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Name and Shame — is a practice to discourage some kinds of activity (generally anti social or criminal) by publishing the names of those involved. The term was coined by British newspapers in the 1980s.It has been used variously against customers of prostitutes,… …   Wikipedia

  • name and shame — naming and shaming ˌnaming and ˈshaming noun [uncountable] LAW when the authorities make known to the public the names of companies that have broken the law or the rules for a particular activity: • the naming and shaming of food manufacturers… …   Financial and business terms

  • Name and shame — To name and shame is to publicly say that a person, group or business has done something wrong .[1] It is used to discourage some kinds of activity (including anti social or criminal) by publishing the names of those involved. Contents 1 Anti… …   Wikipedia

  • name and shame — verb To publish the name of (a person or organization that has committed some transgression) so as to single them out for individual blame and censure …   Wiktionary

  • name and shame — Meaning The publication of the identity of a person or group that is culpable in some anti social act. Origin Coined in the 1980s by UK newspapers when exposing wrongdoers …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • name — name1 [ neım ] noun *** 1. ) count a word or set of words by which a person or thing is usually known: My name is Judith Kramer. Please write your name, address, and telephone number on the list. name of: What s the name of this flower? name for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • name — name1 W1S1 [neım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of a person)¦ 2¦(of a thing or place)¦ 3¦(reputation)¦ 4¦(famous person/company/product)¦ 5 call somebody names 6 in somebody s name/in the name of somebody 7 something has somebody s name on it 8 in the name of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • name — [[t]ne͟ɪm[/t]] ♦ names, naming, named 1) N COUNT: usu with poss The name of a person, place, or thing is the word or group of words that is used to identify them. What s his name? Peter. ... I don t even know if Sullivan s his real name... They… …   English dictionary

  • name */*/*/ — I UK [neɪm] / US noun Word forms name : singular name plural names Talking or writing about names: first name/Christian name a personal name that you are given when you are born: The children call me Mrs Jones, but actually my first name is Mary …   English dictionary

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