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let (something) drop

1. To cease discussing or dwelling upon something. Look, we can't afford a new car right now, so just let the matter drop already!
2. To accidentally or inadvertently reveal some secret or important piece of information. I can't believe your sister let news of our engagement drop in front of your parents last night! The agent, under the influence of a powerful truth serum, let drop the names of other operatives working covertly in the area.
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let drop

Also, let fall. Utter a word or hint, either casually or inadvertently. For example, He let drop the fact that he'd decided to run for office, or She let fall some bits of gossip about the other teachers. [Late 1500s]
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The only hit he gave up was a shallow fly to left with two out in the seventh inning that Hurd misjudged and let drop for a double.
In addition to the photo, Grove's marketers let drop that Gilb's novel The Magic of Blood won PEN's Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award, and one wonders if he didn't merit the award (in addition to his narrative accomplishment) for having shared the testosterone-moistened attributes of ol' Papa Hemingway.
Farhad Parvaresh (photo), the head of Iran Air, let drop Sunday that the company has to pay a markup of about 30 percent to get parts under the table.
The horizon charcoals; rain smacks Virgo's lipstick onto the collar of the path till blossom sweeps the deck like the shredded chiffon train of Penelope's Oscar-carpet winning gown - that expensive-looking bath towel which this old 'rest of the year dull' shrub has just let drop.
Whether Ms Jolie loses her cool again after Aniston, ever so casually, let drop she and Brad are now back on very close terms remains to be seen.
He is a shipping magnate with enterprises on both sides of the law, reluctant to let drop the high seas piracy which built his first fortune.
Let's stop taking this bait and refuse to let drop the mismanagement of our public services or misuse of taxes.
Then this week the Fed let drop that it may not go on cranking much further.
While he was being debriefed by Ames's deputy--who did not speak Russian--Yurchenko let drop a story he said he'd heard in the K.
POGC), the main contractor on the project, let drop that only seven of the 24 wells are now operating.
After the meeting, committee chairman Frank McAveety said: "This is one issue we will not let drop.