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at the drop of a hat

If you do something at the drop of a hat, you do it immediately without stopping to think about it: People will file lawsuits at the drop of a hat these days.
(Definition of at the drop of a hat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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at the drop of a hat

easily, with little encouragement: I hate to speak in public, but she’ll get up on stage at the drop of a hat.
(Definition of at the drop of a hat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at the drop of a hat”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不加思索地,毫不犹豫地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不加思索地,毫不猶豫地…
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