drop (someone or something) like a hot brick

drop (someone or something) like a hot brick

To abandon someone or something suddenly and completely, sometimes to avoid potential problems. I haven't seen Cynthia in weeks because she dropped me like a hot brick once she started hanging out with the cool kids. We dropped our renovation plans like a hot brick after finding out how much the job would cost.
See also: brick, drop, hot, like
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