drop someone a line

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Definition of drop someone a line

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: to write someone a letter Drop me a line sometime.

drop (someone) a line

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Definition of drop (someone) a line (Entry 2 of 2)

: to send (someone) a brief note or message Drop me a line while you're away.

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“Drop someone a line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20someone%20a%20line. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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