drop everything

drop everything

Fig. to stop doing whatever you are doing. Drop everything and go outside. The house is on fire. Do you expect me to drop everything and come and pick you up at school?
See also: drop, everything

drop everything

to suddenly stop what you were doing You can't just barge into my office when I'm busy and expect me to drop everything.
See also: drop, everything

drop everything

if you drop everything, you suddenly stop what you are doing in order to do something else instead I can't just drop everything and go into town with you. I have to finish this letter.
See also: drop, everything
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes we had to drop everything and cling with both hands to the swaying spars, holding our breath in fear of a terribly heavy roll.
We busted it up, and chased the children up the hollow; but we never got anything but some doughnuts and jam, though Ben Rogers got a rag doll, and Jo Harper got a hymn-book and a tract; and then the teacher charged in, and made us drop everything and cut.
Then there would be a yell of warning--the men would drop everything and dash for the nearest pillar, slipping here and there on the floor, and tumbling over each other.
WHEN I told the king I was going out disguised as a petty freeman to scour the country and familiarize myself with the humbler life of the people, he was all afire with the novelty of the thing in a minute, and was bound to take a chance in the adven- ture himself -- nothing should stop him -- he would drop everything and go along -- it was the prettiest idea he had run across for many a day.
Now, mark you, Ettie, it will be just a word to you, and when it reaches you, you will drop everything and come right down to the waiting room at the depot and stay there till I come for you.
The boys stood by the dory-tackles with lanterns, the men ready to haul, one eye cocked for the sweeping wave that would make them drop everything and hold on for the dear life.
And so I am to drop everything and vanish," I said, rising from my chair again.
I was so shocked to see how the people, expats and Emiratis alike, just drop everything on the sand.
Unity City Academy has introduced a new literacy scheme - Drop Everything and Read (DEAR).
Zenga said in April that he would drop everything to join Inter Milan -- the club he graced as a player for many years -- after Claudio Ranieri's dismissal.
I know it's only down to the lazy pigs who drop everything from tickets to food waste, but surely Cardiff bus could do something to make the buses a bit more appealing?
Gordon was fit to play but Levein revealed McGregor was ready to drop everything for the chance of another 90 minutes in a Scotland jersey.
Unfortunately it is not always that easy to drop everything when one has work commitments.
Day and drop everything and read together for 30 minutes.
Few people have the gall to drop everything in the name of adventure.