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Meaning of “drop sb/sth like a hot potato” in the English Dictionary

"drop sb/sth like a hot potato" in British English

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drop sb/sth like a hot potato

informal to ​quicklystop being ​involved with someone or something because you ​stopliking that ​person or thing or you ​think they will ​causeproblems for you: He ​dropped the ​plan like a ​hotpotato when he ​realized how much it would ​cost him.
(Definition of drop sb/sth like a hot potato from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “drop sb/sth like a hot potato”
in Chinese (Simplified) 立即摆脱,马上放弃…
in Chinese (Traditional) 立即擺脫,馬上放棄…
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