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Jim: I need a baby sitter for tonight for my son.

Steve: I can get you our baby sitter, Mary.

Jim: Can she start at 6 p.m. tonight?

Steve: Yap. She can come in at the drop of a hat.

at the drop of a hat: adverbial idiom. informal. without waiting, immediately.

If you can act at the drop of a hat, you act immediately without waiting. For example, I called my doctor late last night and he answered me at the drop of a hat. He answered immediately.





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