It could happen at the drop of a pin

This malaphor was heard on the local Pittsburgh PBS show, “On Essential Pittsburgh”.  It is a mash up of “at the drop of a hat” (immediately) and “(so quiet that) you could hear a pin drop” (extremely quiet).  Drop is the shared word and the probably cause of the confusion.   Kudos to Sally Adler for hearing this one and sending it in!

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