• To drop someone/something like a hot potato means to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly.

  • To discontinue; to get rid of very quickly.

  • To quickly stop being involved with someone/something.

1. I dropped the idea like a hot potato because my boss looked disappointed when I started discussing it.

2. He dropped me like a hot potato when he found out I had been married before.

3. My best friend started dating this man but when she learned that he was broke she dropped him like a hot potato.

4. The lawyer dropped his clients like hot potatoes once he learned he was being investigated for wrongdoing.

 

abandon, back down, bail out, bow out, buckle under, capitulate, cave in, cease, cede, chicken out, cry uncle, desist, drop, fold, hand over, pull out, quit, resign, stop, surrender, throw in the towel, walk out on, wash one’s hands of, yield

Do more harm than good

To do more harm than good means to have a bad effect rather than a good one. To make a situation worse rather than better. To be damaging rather than helpful. 1. I'm sorry but saying anything at this point may do more harm than good. 2. Her boyfriend is doing more...

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Care to do something

When you care to do something, you want to do something; be willing to do something. To be interested in something; inclined to do something. (Opposite) To NOT care to do something means that you do not want to do something; have no need of something; have no wish to...

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