At the Drop of a Hat: Origin and Meaning
The earliest reference to caps being used is from 1837:
“They could agree in the twinkling of an eye – at the drop of a hat – at the crook of a finger to usurp the sovereign power”.
No one really knows when the use of the starting pistol started to become popular, but we do know that the ancient Greeks and Romans used gates to start races.
– Ste and Louise would start singing in the office at the drop of a hat.
– If you need help with your course, just talk to Steven. He can come at the drop of a hat.