drop a line

drop a line

Meaning:
– send a brief letter
– to call over telephone
– send an email, etc.
– send any kind of moral short letter or note to someone for chit-chat or hello.

Examples:
1. If you’ve got a few minutes to spare you could always drop her a line.
2. We really do like hearing from you, so drop us a line and let us know how you are.
3. I dropped Aunt Kelly a line last Thanks giving.
4. She usually drops me a few lines around the first of the year.
5. Drop me a note when you get a chance.
6. I hope you’ll drop me a line soon
7. The wife is always dropping her husband a line even as they are separated.
8. If you get a chance, drop me a line when you arrive in Surrey, Canada
9. Could you drop me a line when you get moved in to your new home?.

Origin:
This idiom uses line in the sense of “a few words in writing,” a usage first recorded in 1647.

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3 Comments

AuthorDolly writes on 11th October 2018

It doesn’t make a sense you can say we drop a line to each other every week, month etc.

AuthorSabohat writes on 4th April 2018

Can we say: we drop each other lines. Please send your answer.

Authorkhaulat nassor writes on 9th June 2015

Can you drop me a line when your mom arrives?

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