By read this headline:

"Liz Cheney’s consultants are given ultimatum: drop her, or be dropped"

I get 'drop' means to abandon, but as mind learning English I wondered if in a different context "drop her" would mean: "stop nagging her" like: "drop her, you're annoying her"? or any other context. So can 'drop' mean leave her alone?

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    I would point out that, regardless of whether it can mean that, in the headline you quoted it does not mean that.
    – d_b
    Oct 22 '21 at 23:22
  • Have you checked a dictionary to see how many meanings "drop" can have?
    – gotube
    Oct 23 '21 at 3:32

"Drop" in the sense of "stop nagging" is more often paired with "it." I tell my dog "drop it" when I want her to release something she has in her mouth. If someone is pestering you and you said "drop it," the antecedent to "it" would be "the topic."

But I think the meaning of "drop" intended in the quote is what LawrenceC referenced, "break your association with" someone. The ultimatum expands to: "Either you stop doing business with Liz Cheney, or we [who are also your clients] will stop doing business with you."


Drop X can mean "remove X from your task list."

So if the consultants have a list of people they need to nag daily or some other interval, "drop X" can mean to stop nagging them in that context.

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