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at the drop of a hat

Definition of at the drop of a hat

  1. :  very quickly and immediately <He says he's ready to help us at the drop of a hat.> <She loses her temper at the drop of a hat.>



Word by Word Definitions

dropplay
  1. :  the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass

    :  a dose of medicine measured by drops

    :  a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. :  to fall in drops

    :  to fall unexpectedly or suddenly

    :  to descend from one line or level to another

  1. :  a covering for the head usually having a shaped crown and brim

    :  a distinctive head covering worn as a symbol of office

    :  an office, position, or role assumed by or as if by the wearing of a special hat

  1. :  to furnish or provide with a hat

    :  to make or supply hats


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