drop everything

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.
See also: 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
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.
Whenever he went near the pan he burned himself, and then he would drop everything and dance round the stove, flicking his fingers about and cursing the things.
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.
While I toiled at rigging the foremast, Maud sewed on canvas, ready always to drop everything and come to my assistance when more hands than two were required.
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.
The duo agreed if they ever needed to escape life, they could send a simple text message "RUN" and they would drop everything and disappear together.
The village station is staffed by 'retained firefighters' - volunteers that work nearby and can drop everything to attend an incident if needed.
When they beheld the star-of such beauty and luminosity-they knew they had to drop everything and leave everything to follow and to find that Star.
Pichai said: "Will drop everything else we are doing and address
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Pochettino believes he has to sign new players to create a healthy competition between his players, saying, "We understand that Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld are really good players, but if there's no competition, it's normal to drop your motivation, it's normal to drop everything that you do.