at the drop of a hat

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帽子從手中掉到地上那瞬間,形容時間之短。

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at the drop of a hat

  1. (非正式, idiomatic) 不假思索、毫無遲疑立刻馬上
    近義詞: at a moment's noticeat oncein a heartbeat
    We're expected to just do it at the drop of a hat.
    我們預計會毫不猶豫地做到這一點。
    If you need help, just call on Mike. He can come at the drop of a hat.
    如果您需要幫助,請致電 Mike。他可以隨叫隨到。
    • 2014, Becky Rutledge, Miss Becky's Charm School[1], Citadel Press, →ISBN:
      Let's face it. We are swollen up like an overfed slug, our breath stinks, the tiniest irritant is magnified ten thousand times, and we cry at the drop of a hat.
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