drop in
intransitive verb Date: circa 1600 to pay an unexpected or casual visit — often used with on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drop-in — /drop in /, n. 1. Informal. Also, dropper in. a person who or thing that pays an unexpected or uninvited visit: a feeder for squirrels, raccoons, and other drop ins. 2. Informal. a social gathering at which the guests are not expected to stay… …   Universalium

  • Drop-In — For the graphic novel by Dave Lapp, see Dave Lapp. Drop In Genre youth variety Country of origin  Canada Langua …   Wikipedia

  • drop in — 1. noun a) One who arrives unannounced or without an appointment. The office was efficient, but not well equipped to handle drop ins. b) the act of dropping in (see verb below). Often hyphenated drop in. 2005: Drop ins can and do happen by… …   Wiktionary

  • drop in — {v.} To make a short or unplanned visit; pay a call. Often used with on . * /We were just sitting down to dinner when Uncle Willie dropped in./ * /The Smiths dropped in on some old friends on their vacation trip to New York./ Syn.: DROP BY, RUN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drop in — {v.} To make a short or unplanned visit; pay a call. Often used with on . * /We were just sitting down to dinner when Uncle Willie dropped in./ * /The Smiths dropped in on some old friends on their vacation trip to New York./ Syn.: DROP BY, RUN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drop-in — noun Date: 1819 1. a casual visit or brief stop 2. one who drops in ; a casual visitor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drop-in — 1. adjective provided for short term use 2. noun a) one who casually drops in. b) informal social event …   Wiktionary

  • Drop-in pitch — A drop in pitch is a cricket pitch which is prepared away from the ground or venue in which it is used, and literally dropped in to place for a cricket match. This allows multi purpose venues to host other sports and events with more versatility… …   Wikipedia

  • drop in the bucket — {n. phr.} A relatively small amount; a small part of the whole. * /Our university needs several million dollars for its building renovation project; $50,000 is a mere drop in the bucket./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drop in the bucket — {n. phr.} A relatively small amount; a small part of the whole. * /Our university needs several million dollars for its building renovation project; $50,000 is a mere drop in the bucket./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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