drop everything


: to stop what one is doing
I dropped everything and ran to the window to see what was going on.

Examples of drop everything in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sightings of birds outside their natural wintering and breeding areas tend to attract the attention of birders, who are known to drop everything to travel to such spots to spot the birds for themselves. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 2 May 2024 Rugged iPad Case for Kids Whether clumsy or busy, some kids seem to drop everything. Tanya Edwards, Parents, 13 Mar. 2024 Seeing Prince Harry appear to drop everything and fly to London to visit his father, knowing that relations between the pair have been strained over the past several years, has suggested a sense of urgency to some. Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 Cozy nooks with little libraries throughout the exhibit encourage visitors to drop everything and read. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 Almost 10 years of being yelled at by clients, working 12-hour days, and being expected to drop everything to respond to a Slack message at any moment, had taken its toll. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2023 Your real friends are people who would drop everything to come and help you. Jamie Ludwig, Spin, 29 Sep. 2023 Everyone around me had managed to hold on to friends throughout their lives; everyone seemed to be on girls’ trips and boozy brunches; seemed to have a tribe of confidants ready to drop everything for them. Kui Mwai, Vogue, 26 Aug. 2023 Scandal fans, drop everything because Olivia Pope is back in the White House — well, not exactly, but Kerry Washington, who played the character, did visit and had a chat with Vice President Kamala Harris. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 28 Aug. 2023

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“Drop everything.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20everything. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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