Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

drop a (line/message)

drop a linedrop a message
Meaning(s)
1) correspond; write a short letter or note
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • drop me a line/message
  • Analysis
    The idiom ‘to drop a line’ means to get in touch with someone or to correspond with them quickly or briefly. If you ‘drop a line’ it usually means to send a written note, email or message. If you ‘drop a message’ it can mean to correspond with someone briefly or to deliver a short message to them such as a note or verbal communication. Both are used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Drop me a line with the date and time of the meeting, said the supervisor. 
    2. The man did not show up for his rescheduled appointment as the receptionist forgot to drop him a message.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I want the deal closed by the weekend. Drop the Supplier a message and ask him if he's signed the papers yet.
    2. I'm planning to set up a meeting after the weekend. I'll drop you a line with the details and you can join us if you're free.
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