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.
Hang on to it as you drop your guard, along with any moldering grudges.
Ticket holders have also been told that the Obamas, big fans of clean energy and green jobs, are “expected to drop by.”
But he felt he had no choice but to keep his promise and drop out of his reelection race.
drop in one or two that the Republicans will attack as undignified to the occasion.
Take my rede, sir, and let it drop, for you have come very well out from it.
Mrs M. is a humbug—not a drop of information can I get for love or money.
Well, we'll drop the kings at present and go on with the cipher.
There was no trace of the body in the waters, no drop of blood on the rocks.
You descend in an express elevator car; in that bucket you just drop.
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.