• 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

All thumbs

All thumbs refers to someone who is physically awkward; clumsy. Lacking physical coordination, skill, or grace. Awkward in handling things; uncoordinated. 1. I wish I could play the piano but I'm all thumbs. 2. Gary tried knitting me a scarf but he's all thumbs, it...

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A dry run

A dry run describes an occasion when you practice doing something to make sure there will be no problems when you really do it. A rehearsal or practice exercise. A trial exercise of something to see how it will work before it is launched. 1. There will be a dry run of...

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You can say that again

You can say that again is said when something is true; correct. Something that you say to show you completely agree with something that someone has just said. To express emphatic agreement. 1. A: What a beautiful day with all the flowers in bloom B: You can say that...

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