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drop the other shoe

To do the final part of something, especially when it is anticipated. The school board has already expressed their disinterest in this project, so it’s only a matter of time before they drop the other shoe and reject it altogether.
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drop the other shoe

Fig. to do the deed that completes something; to do the expected remaining part of something. (See also wait for the other shoe to drop.) Mr. Franklin has left his wife. Soon he'll drop the other shoe and divorce her. Tommy has just failed three classes in school. We expect him to drop the other shoe and quit altogether any day now.
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drop the other shoe

AMERICAN
If someone drops the other shoe, they complete a task by doing the second and final part of it. Time Warner Inc. dropped the other shoe in its two-step $13.86 billion acquisition of Warner Communications Inc.
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