Idiom of the Week: “At the drop of a hat”

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Whenever I hear idioms; either on the television or on the radio, always make me laugh as I make a mental note and add them to the list here at My TEFL Adventures. I always try and use at least one idiom a day; sometimes it can be rather difficult and on other days I can have an entire conversation in idioms at the drop of a hat. That is what this week’s idiom is:

at the drop of a hat

Meaning:
immediately; instantly; on the slightest signal or urging. (Alludes to the dropping of a hat as a signal.)
Examples:
John was always ready to go fishing at the drop of a hat.
If you need help, just call on me. I can come at the drop of a hat.
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