||one who implies famous people are his friends, drop a name
||That name-dropper! He spoke of Gordon Lightfoot as his friend.
|name is cleared
||name is not involved in a scandal or a crime
||The lawyer thinks I should leave town until my name is cleared.
|name is mud
||name is bad, name is not respected
||If you don't pay for the support of your child, your name is mud.
|nary a word
||not a word, nothing
||When I asked the boy a question, he said nothing - nary a word.
||feeling good from having nutritious food or exercise
||After swimming, she would often experience a natural high.
||need to go the washroom, have to go
||When nature calls, just say you have an important appointment.
||sitting and looking at your own navel, contemplating
your own existence
||"Have you nothing better to do than to sit there navel-gazing?"
||"Should Tom be our team leader?" "Nay."
||fine, well designed, cool
||What a neat car! It's small but roomy - and comfortable!
|necessity is the mother of invention
||our needs cause us to invent devices, build a better mousetrap
||Do you think the invention of TV proves that necessity is the mother of invention?