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

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

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drop sb/sth like a hot potato


to quickly stop being involved with someone or something because you stop liking that person or thing or you think they will cause problems for you:

He dropped the plan like a hot potato 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)

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