It could happen at the drop of a pinPosted: May 16, 2015
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!