At the drop of a hat

Do you know the English expression “at the drop of a hat“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Keiko: Are you going to buy a new car?

Marie: I’d buy one at the drop of a hat if I could, but we can’t afford it.

Does it mean:

a) immediately

b) when someone drops their hat

c) much later

d) next week

The answer is below! ↓

yellow volkswagen beetle on a seaside

Photo by Chait Goli on


Answer: a) immediately