At a drop of a dime - (USA) If someone will do something at the drop of a dime, they will do it instantly, without hesitation.
At the drop of a hat - If you would do something at the drop of a hat, you'd do it immediately.
Drop a bombshell - If someone drops a bombshell, they announce something that changes a situation drastically and unexpectedly.
Drop a dime - (USA) If you drop a dime, you inform the police about someone's illegal activities.
Drop in the bucket - (USA) A drop in the bucket is something so small that it won't make any noticeable difference.
Drop in the ocean - A drop in the ocean implies that something will have little effect because it is small and mostly insignificant.
Drop into your lap - If something drops into your lap, you receive it suddenly, without any warning. ('Fall into your lap' is also used.)
Drop like flies - This means that something is disappearing very quickly. For example, if you said people were dropping like flies, it would mean that they were dying off, quitting or giving up something rapidly.
Drop someone a line - If you drop someone a line, you send a letter to them.
Drop the ball - If someone drops the ball, they are not doing their job or taking their responsibilities seriously enough and let something go wrong.
Dropped like a hot cake - If something is dropped like a hot cake, it is rejected or disposed of very quickly.
Hear a pin drop - If there is complete silence in a room, you can hear a pin drop.
Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink - This is from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and is used to suggest that despite being surrounded by something, you cannot benefit from it.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. drope, AS. dropa,; akin to OS. dropo, D. drop, OHG. tropo, G. tropfen, Icel. dropi, Sw. droppe,; and Fr. AS. dreópan, to drip, drop; akin to OS. driopan, D. druipen, OHG. triofan, G. triefen, Icel. drjūpa,. Cf. Drip Droop
I dropped it, I dropped it, And on the way I dropped it.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
He would drop down with fatigue, and then the bull would gore and trample him at pleasure.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The anchor hangs by its ring at the cat-head, in a position for dropping.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Did you drop that quarter?
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Drop the filled squares into salted boiling water and cook 8 to 10 minutes.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
His jaw dropped, and a ludicrous look of alarm and bewilderment overspread his features.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
But though she dropped the subject she did not let the pans drop till the last one shone like a mirror.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Here Juno's speed slackened, then dropped into a steady canter, as she listened for a command to turn back.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Deposit a drop of water (preferably distilled) or a drop of 1 per cent.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Simon stepped into the room and dropped to one knee.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Sleep on and on,
war's over soon.
Drop the silly, harmless toy,
pick up the moon.
"Songs for a Colored Singer" by Elizabeth Bishop
Emptied of us the land;
ghostly our going;
fallen like spears the hand
dropped in the throwing.
"The Waradgery Tribe" by Dame Mary Gilmore DBE
White man said to Ajax,
"Drop your war-like game."
Ajax said to white man,
"When you do the same."
"Ajax Votes for McKinley" by Frank Barbour Coffin
To it the tear-drop goes,
To spread the smiling form
It is the Goal of Life,
And Peace -- its only home!
"Peace" by Swami Vivekananda
Eyes no eyes but drops of lead
Pennies and- a farthing,
There is nothing to be said,
But the poor man starving.
"A Nightly Deed" by Charles Madge
I see the tear-drop in her e'e,
Her bosom's heaving tenderly;
I know—I know she thinks of me,
My Darling Nora!
"My Nora" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Arctic Ocean mega-bloom: Scientists' eyes popped and jaws dropped.
They were finally able to drop the massive granite slab into place at about 3 p.m.
My mom usually drops me off at school.
It started, basically, when the oil gauge dropped.
John Nunn, 30, of Park City, was traveling north on Ky 255 when his 2004 Ford pickup dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway.
's new artist drops a star studded mixtape to introduce herself to you.
America dropped its jaws last week at Time magazine's cover shot of a mother breast-feeding a son almost 4 years old.
Trailing 3-0 after a half inning, Lone Grove's girls didn't drop their heads.
Or the mountains of New Zealand had been dropped into the Australian outback.
"Love is Patient" to drop Saturday.
Dropping out of college to backpack around Europe, getting married and, later, divorced: To Hamilton, these things made the road curvier, but they also made it more interesting.
The Mets have lost eight of their last nine games and dropped to.500 for the first time since May 4.
Suspect says he dropped money when banker grabbed him.
Seven weeks after Pinellas County Administrator Steve Spratt suggested that a water-blending plant site in the Brooker Creek Preserve might also be used for ballfields , the county has dropped the notion.
After balmy weather for most of Thanksgiving day, parts of Minnesota are seeing temperatures drop as much as 30 degrees.
It has been suggested by Tucker-Wang [2,3] to drop one of the potentials like the metric or the coframe and use only the connection and the metric, or the coframe as independent variables in a pure variational approach.
On the triviality of certain non-Riemannian models of gravitation
Assuming hν 2 i ∝ V , we can drop these contributions in the limit V → ∞.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
If it is moved to point B, however, it is heavier than its new surroundings but has dropped in the gravitational ﬁeld, releasing energy.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
In Fig. 5, τ or ∂ θ/∂E , can become substantially negative, i.e., θ can undergo a drop like arg (t) in Fig. 3.
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems
The phase slips are a general feature of Quantum wires with defects and Quantum Dots and these phase slips are at the origin of drops in θ and hence deviation or violation of Friedel sum rule.
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems