Drop Dead

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drop Dead’ 1. Drop dead is used as an expression of intense anger, dislike, hatred, or rejection; go away; stop bothering me; I don’t want to see you anymore. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,3Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more

Drop a Hint

Also: Let drop a hint Meaning of Idiom ‘To Drop a Hint’ To drop a hint means to give a small, subtle hint about something; to allude to something without directly saying it. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. ,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage … Read more

Drop in the Bucket

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drop in the Bucket’ A drop in the bucket is a very small and unimportant amount; an amount which is too small and much less than needed. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin … Read more

Drop A Dime (on someone)

Also: Drop the dime Meaning of Idiom ‘Drop a Dime’ To drop a dime (on someone) means to inform on them or betray them, usually to the police. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. Usage The expression drop a dime usually refers to informing … Read more