Drop

drop by

Meaning: an informal visit

Example: I hope to finish the dress before Saturday. If you want to see what it looks like you should drop by over the weekend. Read on

at the drop of a dime

Meaning: something that can happen very fast without hesitation

Example: The play can begin at the drop of a dime, you just need to say the word. Read on

drop like flies

Meaning: many people falling ill or dying around the same time

Example: It was flu season and people in our office were dropping like flies. Read on

drop a bombshell

Meaning: make an unexpected, startling or disturbing announcement

Example: My sister dropped a bombshell by announcing she was discontinuing her study for a job. Read on

a drop in the ocean

Meaning: a very tiny part of something big

Example: Her cry was only a single drop in the ocean compared to the billions of tears shed by mourners after the war. Read on

drop a line

Meaning: ing: - 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 1

Example: ing: - 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 1 Read on

at the drop of a hat

Meaning: at the slightest signal

Example: We now have a situation where laws are bent at the drop of a hat. Read on

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get to know

Meaning: receiving the information

Example: It took me a while to get to know my in-laws and understanding their lifestyle. Read on

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