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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As mentioned, it uses “line” in the sense of “a line of writing; a few words” which evolved to mean a short letter. The use of “drop” comes from the notion of dropping a letter into a mailbox to be delivered, attested from at least 1769.

- Zack March 10, 2020

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

- Dolly October 11, 2018

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

- Sabohat April 4, 2018

Can you drop me a line when your mom arrives?

- khaulat nassor June 9, 2015

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