drop something like a hot potato

v. get rid of something as quick as lightning; beware of something like from fire, be extremely careful

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drop something like a hot potato — drop (someone/something) like a hot brick/potato informal to suddenly get rid of someone or something that you have been involved with because you do not want them any more or you are worried they may cause problems. The government dropped the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drop someone like a hot potato — drop (someone/something) like a hot brick/potato informal to suddenly get rid of someone or something that you have been involved with because you do not want them any more or you are worried they may cause problems. The government dropped the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drop something like a hot brick — drop (someone/something) like a hot brick/potato informal to suddenly get rid of someone or something that you have been involved with because you do not want them any more or you are worried they may cause problems. The government dropped the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drop someone or something like a hot potato — tv. to disassociate oneself with omeone or something instantly. □ When we learned of the conviction, we dropped him like a hot potato. □ I dropped the idea like a hot potato …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drop like a hot potato —    If you drop someone or something like a hot potato, you leave them or immediately stop associating with them.     As soon as the article was published, she dropped him like a hot potato …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • drop like a hot potato — drop (someone/something) like a hot brick/potato informal to suddenly get rid of someone or something that you have been involved with because you do not want them any more or you are worried they may cause problems. The government dropped the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drop someone like a hot brick — drop (someone/something) like a hot brick/potato informal to suddenly get rid of someone or something that you have been involved with because you do not want them any more or you are worried they may cause problems. The government dropped the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drop a thing like a hot potato — let go of something quickly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drop like a hot brick — drop (someone/something) like a hot brick/potato informal to suddenly get rid of someone or something that you have been involved with because you do not want them any more or you are worried they may cause problems. The government dropped the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • potato — 1560s, from Sp. patata, from Carib (Haiti) batata sweet potato. Sweet potatoes were first to be introduced to Europe; in cultivation in Spain by mid 16c.; in Virginia by 1648. Early 16c. Portuguese traders carried the crop to all their shipping… …   Etymology dictionary

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