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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.
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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?
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After 10 years of no contact, Donal (Connolly) returns to demand that his brother Sandy (Cox) drops everything to travel on an urgent mission.
Hills quote 5-2 for De Gea to be dropped today - a great bet, as he drops everything else.
Finding the Moon in Sugar" follows Andrew Novak as he drops everything he owns to pursue love in Lithuania, inspired by internet chats with a wealthy blonde called Audra.
She broke her husband Andy's heart by going off with his brother Robert, but he drops everything to rush to her hospital bed.
Fueled by a sense of betrayal after a painful confrontation with her adoptive parents, Jade drops everything and goes to Vietnam in search of her biological mother.
Here's how pathetic my brain is: If it FORGETS some worthless piece of brain sludge, it drops everything else and becomes obsessed with RECALLING it.
She basically drops everything when she can to be with him.
I don't want her getting disappointed again and feel hurt that she drops everything for him.
She knows how much his job means to him and, sure enough, when a parishioner rings he drops everything to help.
I feel upset and frustrated that he drops everything to go to her.
He drops everything and misses his flight as he tries to catch up with her.
Despite that, when the film drops everything to become an out-and-out monster movie, it totally rocks.