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ten-gallon hat


      n   (in the U.S. and Canada) a cowboy's broad-brimmed felt hat with a very high crown  
     (C20: so called because of its large size)  
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ten-, the gallows, tea gown, tenaille

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without any hesitation, delay or preparation ; instantly ; at the slightest signal/urging/pretext/provocation
Note: Probably alludes to the late 19th century common practice of signaling the start of a race or other contest by either dropping a hat or sweeping it in a rapid downward motion. Ex.: Call Mike if you need help; he can come at the drop of a hat / He was known for his generosity and kindness but when things were going wrong at work, he could turn nasty at the drop of a hat
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