Today's Callan

Drop a line

to write a short letter or notice to contact someone

drop a letter/call

Don’t forget to drop us a line whilst you’re away.
Drop a line when you get back.
I hope you’ll drop me a line soon.
If you’ve got a few minutes to spare you could always drop her a line.

Conversation 1
A:I haven’t talked to Eileen in ages
B: You should drop her a line.
A: I think I will. I really miss her.
B: Hey, good friends are hard to come by.

Conversation 2
A: When are you going on holiday?
B: I’m off next week.
A: Are you scared about flying by yourself?
B: Not really, I’ll drop you a line when I get there to let you know that I arrived safely
A: That would be great, thanks.

Conversation 3
A: Your mother called last night while you were out.
B: Yeah, I don’t really want to talk to her at the moment, maybe I’ll drop her a line and let her know that I’m ok
A: Why don’t you want to talk to her?
B: She keeps telling me how much she wants me to come home.

Conversation 4
A: I’m going off fruit-picking next month so I don’t know if I will be able to use my mobile or the internet.
B: Ok, how will you let me know when you are coming back?
A: I’ll drop you a line, there must be a postbox somewhere.

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