- to intentionally drop one’s microphone at the end of a speech or performance, displaying a bold confidence that it has been very impressive or cannot be topped.
- to say or do something with such a bold confidence: He clearly dropped the mic on his critics, effectively cutting off further discussion.
Origin of mic
Examples from the Web for mic
The trio formed the Sad Boys collective, with Sherm and Gud on production and Lean manning the mic.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At this point, the female rapper comes across as fairly sympathetic—that is, until Azealia Banks grabs the mic.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year|Amy Zimmerman|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next door was often not another guest but a KGB agent with an ear to the mic.The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia’s Hotel Viru. Please Mind the Hidden Bugs|Nina Strochlic|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He even set the mic down before his time was up, he only finished after being coaxed back onto the stage by Sway.
At which Barry put down the mic and basked in a round of applause.
Spores yellow-brown in mass, globose or oval, even, 9–12 mic.
Mass of capillitium and spores, golden to ochre-yellow; elaters long, simple, 6–8 mic.
Spores globose, minutely spinulose, dark violaceous, 10–12 mic.
Spores globose, very minutely warted, dark violaceous, 8–10 mic.
Spores globose, very minutely warted, tawny-brown in color, 7–9 mic.
shortened form of microphone, first attested 1961.