Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)
Collocations are words that usually go together in English.
Here we are going to look at words that go with the word 'drop' to make useful and popular expressions you will hear in social and professional contexts.
A drop-in (something)
Something described as being 'a drop-in' does not require a prearranged date or time. It is often used in relation to a place that people can go to for help or advice.
Drop (somebody) from (something)
If you 'drop' somebody from something, you release or exclude them from it.
If you 'drop charges', you withdraw a claim of wrongdoing or crime against somebody.
To 'drop dead' means to die suddenly or unexpectedly. It is informal, and can also be used as an expression of annoyance or dislike towards somebody.
A person described as being 'drop-dead gorgeous' is highly visually attractive or beautiful. It is typically used in relation to a woman.