drop the subject

drop the subject

Stop discussing this topic at once. Yes, I was late today—can we just drop the subject now? I don't want to talk about my ex anymore! Drop the subject!
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Drop the subject!

 and Drop it!
Fig. Do not discuss it further! Bill: Sally, you're gaining a little weight. I thought you were on a diet. Sally: That's enough! Drop the subject! Bill: That house is a mess. I wonder who lives there. Mary: That's my aunt's house. Just what did you want to know about it? Bill: Oh, drop it! Sorry I asked.
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References in classic literature ?
You may as well drop the subject, Tom,' said Short.
But I will drop the subject, lest I say something about the old masters that might as well be left unsaid.
If you don't mind, Sir Edward," he said, "I guess we'll drop the subject of Mr.
If your friend says, "That's nice" drop the subject.
Even if Quinn manages to get her to leave for now and drop the subject, she likely won't.
Upon hearing the word "bomb", for example, you might roll your eyes and calmly state "It was fireworks, Bob," then drop the subject.
They preferred to drop the subject rather than drop out of each other's lives.
Arab students are not able to drop the subject until after Grade 12.
While the country is being sold plot by plot, Davutoy-lu shows up and tells them [Arync and GE[micro]kcek] to drop the subject.
The Telegram reporters were having too much fun to drop the subject and they came up with various wild speculations about it.
A modern foreign language is compulsory only from the age of 11 in Welsh secondary schools and pupils can drop the subject aged 14.
And despite her showing disgust about a further sexual conversation, he refused to drop the subject and later asked about her sexual habits and those of colleagues.
He is going nowhere, so will everyone please drop the subject.
The next day, however, he told Erekat to drop the subject.