Idiom of the Week: At the Drop of a Hat

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Meaning: To do something immediately, usually expressed as a future intention.

Examples:

“Would you move to a bigger apartment if you had the money?” “At the drop of a hat.”

You can’t just expect people to stop what they’re doing and do what you want them to do at the drop of a hat!

She said she would leave her job at the drop of a hat were it not for the great health insurance.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of “at the drop of a hat“?

A.  Till the cows come home

B.  When pigs fly

C.  At a snail’s pace

To see the correct answer, click on Read More…

The correct answer is A, B, and C! A means a long time, B means never, and C means very slowly.

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