drop the mic
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From the practice of entertainers (particularly rappers) concluding performances by dropping the microphone onto the stage.
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- (slang, idiomatic) To do or say something decisive, meaningful, or impressive.
- 2012 June 11, Steph Harmon, “Meta Is Better”, in Brag, number 466, page 26:
- In their past work, both Whedon and Goddard have shown an inclination to embrace tropes so tightly that you're forced to question them – and with Cabin, as one journalist in the room suggests, 'There's kind of a sense of this movie dropping the mic [on the genre] and walking away like, 'There it is guys. Ball's in your court.'
- 2014 September 11, Tina Chadha, “Rodarte”, in Metro, Boston, page 11:
- Rodarte just dropped the mic on fashion week. After last season's esoteric tribute to "Star Wars" – really, how many women would wear a gown emblazoned with a giant Luke Skywalker? – sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy's dazzling spring outing mixed the right amount of fantasy and commercial appeal.
- 2015, Joe O'Shanksy, "Miracles happen: George Miller drops the mic with 'Max Max: Fury Road'", The Tulsa Voice, Volume 2, Number 11, 20 May 2015 - 2 June 2015, page 40 (used in title only)
- For more quotations using this term, see Citations:drop the mic.