drop a line

Correspond, write a short letter or note. For example, I hope you'll drop me a line soon. This idiom uses line in the sense of “a few words in writing,” a usage first recorded in 1647.


Nearby words

  1. droopy,
  2. drop,
  3. drop a bombshell,
  4. drop a brick,
  5. drop a dime,
  6. drop arch,
  7. drop away,
  8. drop back,
  9. drop bear,
  10. drop behind

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