drop the subject


: to stop talking about a topic
When he started getting upset, I dropped the subject.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If the answer is no, please drop the subject. cleveland, 10 May 2022 Poor schools, Harden has found, tend to let down all their students: those with innate math ability are rarely encouraged to pursue advanced classes, and those who struggle are allowed to drop the subject entirely—a situation that often forecloses the possibility of college. Gideon Lewis-kraus, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 After that, if nothing changes, drop the subject. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 26 Oct. 2020

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“Drop the subject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20the%20subject. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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