drop a line

Idioms & Phrases

drop a line

Correspond, write a short letter or note. For example, I hope you'll drop me a line soon. This idiom uses line in the sense of "a few words in writing," a usage first recorded in 1647.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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