at the drop of a hat love

at the drop of a hat

Definitions

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  • phrase idiomatic without any hesitation; instantly

Etymologies

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From the customary starting of competitions by making a sweeping downward motion with a cap.

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  • = without much of a reason at all

    July 25, 2008

  • I think this refers more to time, than motivation. It means "in an instant", or "in a heartbeat".

    July 25, 2008

  • I was thinking about that too. Hmm. But you know, it could mean motivation in the sense that someone's always ready. "He could throw a fit at the drop of a hat," could mean "very quickly," or "unexpectedly, at any given moment." Or "She will take out Play-Doh and snort it at the drop of a hat," could mean, "for any excuse at all."

    Not that I do that. Especially not at work.

    July 25, 2008

  • ... your head gets sunburn?

    April 26, 2009