conjure with
phrasal chiefly British to treat or regard as important <
Victor Hugo is a name to conjure with — Peter France
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  • a name to conjure with — the name of an important person within a particular sphere of activity on the merger scene his is a name to conjure with * * * a name to conjure with chiefly Brit used to say that someone is an important person He has become a name to conjure… …   Useful english dictionary

  • to conjure with — Regarded as influential, powerful or important, esp in the phrase a name to conjure with • • • Main Entry: ↑conjure …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) name to conjure with — 1. a very important and famous name. There are some names to conjure with on the programme Poland s Polanski and India s Satyajit Ray to name but two. 2. an interesting or strange name. Arnold Spunkmeyer now that s a name to conjure with! …   New idioms dictionary

  • a name to conjure with — ► a name to conjure with a name of great importance within a particular field. Main Entry: ↑conjure …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) name to conjure with — a name to conjure with phrase the name of a person or organization that is very important or has a lot of influence Thesaurus: important and powerful person or peoplesynonym Main entry: conjure …   Useful english dictionary

  • a name to conjure with — a name of great importance within a particular field. → conjure …   English new terms dictionary

  • a name to conjure with — the name of a person or organization that is very important or has a lot of influence …   English dictionary

  • conjure — ► VERB (usu. conjure up) 1) cause to appear as if by magic. 2) call to the mind. 3) call upon (a spirit) to appear by magic. 4) archaic implore to do something. ● a name to conjure with Cf. ↑a name to conjure with …   English terms dictionary

  • conjure — [[t]kʌ̱nʤə(r), AM kɑ͟ːn [/t]] conjures, conjuring, conjured 1) VERB If you conjure something out of nothing, you make it appear as if by magic. [V n from/out of n] Thirteen years ago she found herself having to conjure a career from thin air...… …   English dictionary

  • conjure — verb (conjured, conjuring) –verb (t) 1. /ˈkʌndʒə / (say kunjuh), /ˈkɒndʒə/ (say konjuh) to call upon or command (a devil or spirit) by invocation or spell. 2. /ˈkʌndʒə / (say kunjuh), /ˈkɒndʒə/ (say konjuh) to affect or influence by, or as by,… …   Australian English dictionary

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