The bullying got so bad I had to drop out of school,” she admits, “I got my GED and will hopefully get into college soon.
But he felt he had no choice but to keep his promise and drop out of his reelection race.
They would also drop out of races if they had advance notice they might come under scrutiny.
But the battle for our homeland continues … we must not drop out guard.
And I fully expect that Romney staffers and spinners will be arguing for the other candidates to drop out ASAP.
All this applies as well to those who drop out before completing the course as to those merely repeating a grade.
I said it was fine to drop out of the world; but why have you cut off your old friends from you?
Arrangements should be made to close the front of the nest during hatching so that the chicks will not drop out.
She seemed to like him, and in common decency he had to drop out of the running.
It takes a fellows nerve away to have everything that is worth while drop out at once.
Old English dropa "a drop of liquid," from Proto-Germanic *drupon (cf. Old Saxon dropo, Old Norse dropi, Dutch drop, Old High German tropfo, German Tropfen (n.)), from PIE *dhreu-.
Meaning "an act of dropping" is from 1630s; of immaterial things (prices, temperatures, etc.) from mid-19c. Meaning "lozenge, hard candy" is 1723. Meaning "secret place where things can be left illicitly and picked up later" is from 1931.
Drop in the bucket (late 14c.) is from Isa. ix:15 [KJV]. At the drop of a hat "suddenly" is from 1854; drop-in "casual visit" is 1819; drop-kick is 1857. To get the drop on someone originally was Old West gunslinger slang (1869).
Old English dropian "to fall in drops" (see drop (n.)). Meaning "to fall vertically" is late 14c. Transitive sense "allow to fall" is mid-14c. Related: Dropped; dropping. Exclamation drop dead is from 1934; as an adjective meaning "stunning, excellent" it is first recorded 1970.
The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
A volume of liquid equal to 1/76 of a teaspoon and regarded as a unit of dosage for medication.
A small globular piece of candy, usually readily dissolved in the mouth.
To remove oneself from the conventional competitive world of politics, business, education, etc: rush back from every excursion into Big Power and drop out with town meetings and backyard picnics (1960s+)
A person who withdraws; voluntary self-excluder, esp from school or college (1920s+)