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Origin of drop-off
Example sentences from the Web for drop-off
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But with the pipeline, transportation costs drop and production would be higher.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
At a quarter past seven he took his leave and we let drop our anchor where we were, off Cape Tekke.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Now and then he touched one with his long and sallow fingers, lifted its cover, then let it drop mechanically.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
In fact, on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh.Uncanny Tales|Various
British Dictionary definitions for drop-off
Idioms and Phrases with drop-off
Fall asleep, as in When I looked at Grandma, she had dropped off. [Early 1800s]
Decrease; also, become less frequent. For example, Sales have dropped off markedly, or Over the year her visits dropped off. [Early 1800s]
Deliver, unload, as in Bill dropped off the package at the office.
Die, as in He is so ill he could drop off any time. [Early 1800s]