let something drop

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 something drop (or fall)

casually reveal a piece of information.
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let something ˈdrop


1 do or say nothing more about somebody/something: I’ve heard enough about this subject. Can we let it drop now?
2 mention somebody/something in a conversation, by accident or as if by accident: He let it drop that the Prime Minister was a close friend of his.
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