One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Without hesitation or good reason.‘he used to be very bashful, blushing at the drop of a hat’
- ‘She's still experiencing sleepless nights and cries at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘It's funny how kids can change allegiances at the drop of a hat, whereas adults bear grudges over years and decades.’
- ‘We do not take parents to court at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘Lisa's inclined to change her mind at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘He was known for his generosity and friendliness - but he could turn nasty at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘Last night, shocked parishioners spoke glowingly of her as a friend and neighbour and as a lady who would do one a good turn at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘I can't just take time off at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘Today, car loans are available at the drop of a hat, and second hand cars come at throwaway prices.’
- ‘He's dangerously self-absorbed, and bursts into tears at the drop of a hat.’
- ‘Most small business employers aren't callous mongrels who sack workers unfairly or at the drop of a hat to gain a sense of power.’
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