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

drop a line Meaning: – send a brief letter – to call over telephone – send an email, etc. – send any kind of moral short letter or … 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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rule out

Meaning: to exclude out something

Example: Rule out each and every word from the application which you don’t want the principal to read. Read on

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