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drop everything

To stop one's current activity to tend to someone or something else. My mom always expects me to drop everything when she has the slightest problem. Don't drop everything, just call me when you get a chance.
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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?
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If he had any doubts about the reception she would give him, they were set at rest the minute she looked up and saw him, for dropping everything, she ran to him, exclaiming in a tone of unmistakable love and longing.
23, Sunday will again see Pinoys dropping everything and watching the country's pride Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao fight with the young and hungry American Chris Algieri.
PUPILS at a Middlesbrough school are dropping everything to take part in a new reading programme.
RUGBY fans from across the region are dropping everything in a bid to join the World Cup party in Paris.
They added: "He thought nothing of dropping everything he was doing to help out somebody in need.
But that meant dropping everything, including his sons' Little League games.
The exercises, though powerful, are surprisingly simple, and include such things as keeping a journal devoted to dream upholding, a life plan, a series of pre-performance questions designed to get at the roots of anxiety, dropping everything and making creativity a priority, centring yourself through a series of breathing and speaking exercises, or using affirmations as substitutes for negative thoughts.
The dozen part-timers in Chirk, north Wales, have one engine between them and pride themselves in dropping everything when the alarm goes off.
The Teething Blanket, for example, came about because he wanted to find a way to keep his son Steven from dropping everything Dunn gave him.