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at the drop of a hat #1 (permalink) Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:27 am   at the drop of a hat
 

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ESL/EFL Test #307 "English Slang Idioms (29)", question 1

He liked being a policeman, but he didn't like leaving his house at the drop of a ......... anytime he was needed.

(a) penny
(b) hat
(c) hint
(d) current

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #307 "English Slang Idioms (29)", answer 1

He liked being a policeman, but he didn't like leaving his house at the drop of a hat anytime he was needed.

Correct answer: (b) hat

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at the drop of a hat #2 (permalink) Tue Feb 08, 2011 19:08 pm   at the drop of a hat
 

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