Meaning: To do something immediately, usually expressed as a future intention.
“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.
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
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The correct answer is A, B, and C! A means a long time, B means never, and C means very slowly.