• 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

Go downhill

For something or someone to go downhill, it means to decline and grow worse and worse. To deteriorate; worsen. Gradually become worse. 1. The construction industry is showing that it's going downhill.   2. My health has gone downhill since the accident.  ...

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Go for it

When someone says go for it, it means to put forth necessary effort or energy to do or pursue something. Used as words of encouragement especially in the face of doubt. To do what you need without additional thought. 1. If you want the girl, stop worrying and just go...

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Come as no surprise

When someone says that something comes as no surprise, it means that it was expected. Will not be surprising to learn. Completely expected. 1. It came as no surprise that the government officials had received black money.   2. It came as no surprise that the U.S....

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