drop (one) a line

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drop (one) a line

To contact someone, usually with a letter, note, or phone call. I know you'll be busy enjoying yourself, but please, drop me a line on your trip. I'll drop you a line once I get settled in at school.
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drop a line

Correspond, write a short letter or note. For example, I hope you'll drop me a line soon. This idiom uses line in the sense of "a few words in writing," a usage first recorded in 1647.
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drop someone a line

send someone a note or letter in a casual manner.
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References in classic literature ?
The light of day reassured me; I went and threw myself on the bed, without parting with the emancipating knife, which I concealed under my pillow.
I had told Dian about our plan of emancipating the human race of Pellucidar, and she was fairly wild over it.
Now, if this mood continue, I shall have less difficulty in emancipating my affections from her soft yet unrelenting sway; and, though Mrs.