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

a drop in the ocean Meaning: - insignificant amount - a very small amount compared to the amount needed - unimportant amount - a very small proportion of ... 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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learn the ropes

Meaning: to learn the tricks in order to do something well

Example: It is important that you learn the ropes and know your father’s business well before you take it over. Read on

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